2015 Sandy Kennard

Sandy Kennard received the American Tapestry Alliance Award for Excellence for her tapestry “Homo sapiens cybernetica” exhibited at  All Dressed Up, at the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center in Tillamook, Oregon. The exhibit was sponsored by the Damascus Fiber Arts School and ran from May 4 through July 5, 2015

Sandy says this about her tapestry:

“Homo sapiens cybernetica” is a representation of our relationship to technology. We are experiencing a time of groundbreaking scientific innovation and information growth at an exponential and staggering rate. From smart phones and computers, to biomedical implants, we are already technologically connected at unprecedented levels. Cybernetica is a representation of this bio-technical fusion. She is a symbol of the new evolution of the human species. It is for the viewer to decide if this new “sub-species” is an aberration or something to be embraced.”

Sandy Kennard “Homo sapiens cybernetica” 2015, 18″h x 18″w, Cotton pearl, cotton embroidery thread, linen warp, recycled computer components.

Sandy Kennard lives in Aurora, Oregon. She began her tapestry studies at the Damascus Fiber Arts School under the tutelage of Audrey Moore and Terry Olson. These studies are a continuation of lifetime work in the arts, including a Masters’ Degree in Music and working as a professional graphic designer.