Linda G. Weghorst’s Statement
Rod Stewart sang “every picture tells a story don’t it”. True, but even truer in my life is “every textile tells a story”. Stories based on people (family), iconic figures, natural surroundings, and cultures (Navajo, African) are explored. My textiles are characterized by figurative, stylized representation. A plethora of techniques are employed to illustrate my concepts. Inlay, painted warp, tapestry, loom beading, embellishment, and fabric marbling are chosen to illustrate images and concepts. My challenge is to tell a personal story through the textiles I create. A story may be mine, but once seen, it becomes the viewer’s story, to consider, reflect upon and to make their own.
Linda G. Weghorst’s Biography
Trained as a Professional Studio Artist at Ball State University and the Art Institute of Chicago (M.F.A. in Fiber Arts) I have worked in the field of Art and education for nearly 40 years. Studio work involves creating, exhibiting and selling handwoven wall textiles for a broad spectrum of public, corporate and private collections. Works have been shown and awarded in numerous group and individual shows throughout the United States. Projects have been commissioned for a wide range of architectural settings such as universities, corporate centers, government buildings, churches and residences. As an educator I have provided Art and Fiber programs and courses to pre-school through adult students in my studio, and in school, university, conference and community formats.