Artist Statement

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

Contact Information

Oregon City, OR
503-880-0722
[email protected]
Website

Education

1973 – Bachelor of Science – Southern Oregon University

Exhibit Dates:

January 14 – April 14, 2016
August 9 – November 8, 2016

Arthurs Prairie 16 x 26 - Handwoven Tapestry
Mount Kearney - 13 x 15 - Handwoven Tapestry
Poppy - 12 x 14 - Handwoven Tapestry
Surfer Dude Meets Kilauea - 24 x 30 - Handwoven Tapestry
Variation (49) on Blue and Green Music - 24 x 32 - Handwoven Tapestry

Arthurs Prairie 16 x 26 - Handwoven Tapestry

Mount Kearney - 13 x 15 - Handwoven Tapestry

Poppy - 12 x 14 - Handwoven Tapestry

Surfer Dude Meets Kilauea - 24 x 30 - Handwoven Tapestry

Variation (49) on Blue and Green Music - 24 x 32 - Handwoven Tapestry

Arthurs Prairie 16 x 26 - Handwoven Tapestry thumbnail
Mount Kearney - 13 x 15 - Handwoven Tapestry thumbnail
Poppy - 12 x 14 - Handwoven Tapestry thumbnail
Surfer Dude Meets Kilauea - 24 x 30 - Handwoven Tapestry thumbnail
Variation (49) on Blue and Green Music - 24 x 32 - Handwoven Tapestry thumbnail