Ennis-based tapestry artist Ania Afshar will exhibit a selection of her hand-made tapestries at the Clare Museum from October 2nd to 14th.
Born in Poland, Ania Afshar began her apprenticeship in printing tapestries at the while studying at the university. Each unique piece that she creates is printed by hand using an age old process of carved wood blocks and ink.
In talking about her work, Ania says, “For me the work of making tapestries is an act of worship. Every design represents an allegory with a long-standing historical significance. The process of creation, the harmony and rhythms of world, and respect for nature and social diversity are all ubiquitous. The process of culling the raw materials from the earth and mixing them together represents the natural elements coming together, bringing the artist closer to god by imitating the original creation’.”
The artist will hold a free printing demonstration at Clare Museum on Saturday 7 October at 2.30 p.m. For more see www.aruscraft.com.