Petit Pointe Embroidery; Needlepoint
14" x 17.5"
Petit Pointe Embroidery, Needlepoint
Cotton/lurex on canvas
5 3/4" x 11"
MFA Fiber and Mixed Media Art, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda,
D.R. Wagner is an artist, poet and musician. He has published
over twenty-one books of poetry and a number of musical compositions.
He founded, and directed for six years, the Open Ring Galleries,
a non-profit corporation for the arts. An interest in the variety
and the challenge of fiber work led to his current focus of miniature
tapestries, which he has been producing for over fifteen years.
Numerous reviews and articles have been Written about him and
his art. His work has been included in several catalogues. Amongst
his honors, he has received the Fibers West Award, as well as
the award for "Traditional Technique" at the International Textile
Competition, Kyoto '87, Kyoto, Japan. He is presently a Lecturer
in Design at the University of California at Davis, Davis, CA.,
as well as artist-in-residence for the California Arts Council
at the David Lubin School in Sacramento, CA.
Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
Redding Museum of Art, Redding, California
City of Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
I have been
making needle made miniature tapestries for thirty years. My work is exhibited
internationally, and is included in many museum collections. As I am a
poet and musician, my work tends to be both narrative and lyrical. It
often contains text.
COMMENTS ON THE
Nothing is closer to the body than Fiber. My body of work is made of
fiber. The Fiber field is the true field connecting everything. Spinning
just like the world. woven just as lives are. A real place.