Janette Meetze’s Statement
The inspiration for most of my tapestry weaving is firmly rooted in the landscape, seasonal changes and the flow of time through my daily life. Red Dirt Days, Journey Through 2014 and 2015 Into The Hills are examples of my daily tapestry practice and an effort to bring small bits of spontaneous daily weaving into a pleasing overall design. My ideas are normally first generated through my ongoing sketchbook practice and Hands On, Slow Selfie explores a similar self examination in a more planned composition woven with a cartoon.
In all my work I prefer to use color, line and movement to tell a story that evolves on the loom and places an emphasis on the unique character of time and place.
Janette Meetze’s Biography
Janette Meetze was born in New Port Richey Florida, studied at the College of Fine Arts at the University of Florida in Gainesville and received a BAA degree in 1976 with a major in art history. Since graduation she has taught art in both public and private school systems. For the past 35 years she has resided in Oklahoma, creating original designs in fiber arts and mixed media. During this time she has offered classes for children and adults and participated in a variety of shows and exhibits of her work.
She currently resides in Bixby, Oklahoma where she maintains the Fiber Studio and offers supplies and classes for tapestry weaving. She also writes a blog sharing her tapestry pursuits and sketching adventures. Recent awards include a Best In Show award for Red Dirt Days, Journey Through 2014 and an Excellence in Handweaving award for Hands on, Slow Selfie at Oklahoma Fiberworks 2015 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Red Dirt Days, Journey Through 2014 is also currently traveling with the American Tapestry Biennial 11 exhibit.