My textile art is constructed from silk that is sliced and seamed in repetitive turns. Sewing as a creative process allows me to easily break apart and reconfigure the work, emphasizing actions of separation and (re)connection while exploring concepts of singularity and wholeness. These small works are studies made from remnants of larger pieces. Created in the spirit of experimentation, I also take care to find meaning and significance in each composition.
Jan R. Carson holds a MFA in fibers from Colorado State University. Since 2005, she has been designing and fabricating commissioned, site-specific artworks for corporations and public spaces. Her aerial sculptures and textile artworks are in the collections of private and corporate clients nationwide including Kaiser Permanente, Centura Health, and Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital. Her artwork has earned Creative Innovation and Best of Show awards in juried exhibitions, and Grand Prize in the 2018 Arrow Electronics Five Years Out Art Challenge worldwide competition.