prism

textile inspired art

prism

textile inspired art

Willeke Klaassen

For Willeke nature is a never ending source of wonder and joy. It forms in layers upon layers, and is shown by the changing of times. Wondrous beings from days or centuries past are hiding, in plain view for her and you to see. This layering communicates a feeling; Willeke tries to capture this in her work.



TEXTILE PRACTICE
Willeke loves shaping her own fabrics, especially forging a soft sculpture from wool fibres and other materials. She takes apart and builds up again, cutting strips of plastic to form lifelines, manipulate fabric through wrapping or stitching, adding colour with thread, paint and buttons or beads. Willeke also has an eye for objects found in her own environment, to be used in innovative ways.
Her work appeared in books and magazines and has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Hattem, The Netherlands

www.willekeklaassen.nl