Terry Olson weaves and teaches tapestry at the Damascus Fiber Arts School.
Handwoven tapestry differs from many art forms because it is constructed, not applied to a surface. The fabric and the image are created simultaneously. I use richly dyed wool fibers, inspired by the colors and the feel of the fibers in my hands.
I weave tapestry because it is slow and deliberate, because it takes me into a place of mindfulness that is just the opposite of the place required by the hectic, digital, constantly-in-contact world inhabited when not weaving.
Medium: Handwoven Tapestry
1973 – Bachelor of Science – Southern Oregon University
January 14 – April 14, 2016
August 9 – November 8, 2016