I was happy to realize that all three artists acknowledge specific crafts as a source of inspiration. Not only do Ferry's paintings read like quilts, but he has also acknowledged thinking about altar cloths. Henderson has credited Anni Albers's weavings as an inspiration. And Mohammadi has stated that Persian rugs and miniatures have been of great interest to her. This kind of cross-fertilization is encouraging; I would welcome it happening a lot more frequently.
Britta Konau can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org.
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