Yesterday I went in the studio of Travis Meinolf, lately I wanted to use hand woven fabrics and when a friend of mine introduced me to him I was even more encouraged to develop my project. Travis graduated in Industrial Design, but after the master in Fine Arts in Textiles from the California College of Arts, his career went to a creative way and his performance of public weaving drew immediately the attention of many arts museums. The photos above concerning the collaboration with the German artist Kai Althoff , for his installation ,at the 2012 Whitney Biennial, the Action Weaver made shimmering woven fabric panels that served as walls for Althoff’s paintings.
Today Travis heading up a free weaving school, teaching in museums and schools, and making his own pieces as a public textile artist.
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I’m looking forward to see the fabrics that he will make for me and to go back in his studio, even to talk about his ideas on the “true gift economy” where people can learn new skills and take what they need without the constraints of money,,, if everyone could put it into practice it would be nice,,,, source via