Concentric Circles of Tufted Wool by Artist Tammy Kanat

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Concentric Circles of Tufted Wool by Artist Tammy Kanat

“Pines” (2019), wool, linen, silk, fibers, copper frame, 150 x 218 centimeters. All images © Tammy Kanat

Beginning with asymmetrical ovals and amorphous shapes, Australian textile artist Tammy Kanat loops, twists, and weaves her sizable wall hangings. Using a steel frame, Kanat hangs up the copper forms that provide the structure for her abstract tapestries. She then combines natural materials like wool, linen, and silk to create small tufts and organic rows of varying hues that add a range of densities and textures to each piece.

Kanat tells Colossal that in recent years, she’s begun to identify a greater symbiosis between her fibrous works. “My process has become more intricate with a connected sense of freedom and experimentation. I am working with 3D shapes and continually pushing the boundaries of colors, textures and the unexpected,” she says.

The artist often shares production videos on Instagram for those who want a deeper look into her creative process. Kanat also is featured in Woven Together: Weavers & Their Stories, a new release from Gingko Press.

Concentric Circles of Tufted Wool by Artist Tammy Kanat

“Pines” (2019), wool, linen, silk, fibers, copper frame, 150 x 218 centimeters

Concentric Circles of Tufted Wool by Artist Tammy Kanat

Concentric Circles of Tufted Wool by Artist Tammy Kanat

Concentric Circles of Tufted Wool by Artist Tammy Kanat

Concentric Circles of Tufted Wool by Artist Tammy Kanat

“Rainbow Peak” (2020), tapestry wool and copper frame, 2.3 meters diameter

Concentric Circles of Tufted Wool by Artist Tammy Kanat

Concentric Circles of Tufted Wool by Artist Tammy Kanat

“Nurture” (2019), wool, silk, metal, copper, 130 x 128 centimeters

Concentric Circles of Tufted Wool by Artist Tammy Kanat

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