Welcome to the 18th issue of Inspirational magazine. In this issue inspirational features interviews with three new artists, as well as one previous featured artist with new work, a collaborative artist article, a community article, and book review.
Feature artist: Soek Zwamborn is a Dutch textile/fiber artist who embellishes, manipulates, constructs and deconstructs the essence of personal clothing. He will be talking to Inspirational, and showing a range of his innovative and inspirational work.
Feature artist: Hein Botha is a South African painter and illustrator with a passion for the myth, legend, and legacy of the San people of Southern Africa. He weaves their world view and their understanding into his work. He will be talking to Inspirational, and showing a range of his innovative and inspirational work.
Feature artist: Nigel Graham Cheney is a British textile/fiber artist that has worked in fields that span genres as seemingly far apart as fine art and fashion. He is an artist that has a passion for drawing and for stitch. He will be talking to Inspirational about the humble stitch and more, as well as showing a range of his innovative and inspirational work.
New work: Sue Hotchkis a British textile/fiber will be talking about her work since being originally featured in Inspirational back in January 2015. Sue has a passion for decay, deconstruction, a breaking down under the elements of nature. Her work is always a complex structure of relief and detail. She will be talking to Inspirational as well as showing a range of her innovative and inspirational work.
Collaboration: the artists Ziimina and Vytko Icaro are much better known under their collaborative name Ingress Vortices. Artist collaborations sometimes work, often they don't. However, when they do, they should be celebrated. The coming together of the artists that are Ingress Vortices is a phenomenal success and an inspiration to others. The two artists will be talking to Inspirational as well as showing a range of their innovative and inspirational work.
Community: The coordinator behind the community that is fibreQUARTERLY is the Canadian textile/fiber artist Joe Lewis. Broad-based art communities are becoming much more prevalent in the internet age, and Joe will be talking to Inspirational about a range of subjects connected to the usefulness and reasoning behind this phenomenon of contemporary online/offline art communities.
Review: Textile Landscape by the British textile/fiber artist Cas Holmes is the book review for this issue Inspirational. Cas book will be coming out early in September on Batsford, and Inspirational has been lucky enough to get an advance copy to review.