wk11-Artist Conversation- Caryn Aasness

Artist: Caryn Aasness

Exhibition: n/a

Media: Fiber, Textile

Gallery: Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery

Website: none

Instagram: @evelyellowproblemchild

About the Artist 

Caryn Aasness is currently a senior at California State University of Long Beach. Aasness is in her four and a half year at CSULB and is currently pursuing her bachelor of Fine Arts as a fiber major. Aasness is in the school of Art’s fiber program. Caryn’s grandmother taught her how to sew and learn how to do the weaving textiles that helped her create her pieces for her gallery.

Formal Analysis 

Caryn’s gallery had many different textile pieces that all look similar but they all had different colors that were very fascinating to see. There was many drapes that were weaved all around the room that were all beautifully made. In the middle of the room was one with a quote “to call something cute is to misunderstand”.Next to each piece of textile is a paper next to it that is for you to decode it and figure out what the message is. I thought it was really cool.

Content Analysis

Caryn said that she learned how to weave two years ago. Her grandma taught her how to sew. Caryn said that she is very patient with most of her things but for this project she was very impatient, but for Caryn she loved it because it was something different than what she was used to and also loved it because it was time consuming.

Synthesis/My experience

Caryn’s gallery was very interesting to see. I really loved that that for each drape there was a piece of paper for you to decode it’s message that was really fun to do. I felt like each drape had a different meaning to everyone who saw them. I really loved the gallery.

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