Ann Booth’s Statement
(l) “Martha Root” (2014) 35″ x 36″
(r) “Dr. Elsie Austin” (2013) 28.5″ x 41″
Ever since I can remember I have worked with yarn. As an art student in the early 70’s I would come home from painting all day to knit. When I discovered tapestry in 1977, it was such a joy to realize I could combine my two loves: painting and fiber. Although I stopped weaving for about 15 years to work in glass, tapestry was always in the back of my mind. In 2004 I just stopped doing my sandblasted glasswork and returned to tapestry. Since then I have been enjoying the creative and meditative process of tapestry. I love color and value change. Recently I have been working on a series of portraits of women whose lives have had an impact on my own life.
Ann Booth’s Biography
Ann has always been an artist. She is a self taught tapestry weaver and worked at it from 1977 to 1988, at which time she turned to sandblasted glass and made a living selling at craft fairs and craft galleries. In 2004 she exhibited glass for the last time at the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington D.C. It is only recently that she has returned to tapestry. At the same time she has been weaving traditional tapestries, she has been working with seed beads, creating jewelry and miniature peyote stitch tapestries. Ann currently lives in Baltimore Maryland.