Shrink to Fit

Posted By Joan Pont on September 22, 2011

Avatar, Lord of the Rings, those costume designers would have gotten a jolt in the arm with the inspiration of Jean Williams Cacicedo.   We delighted to have her as our October speaker at the Tamalpais’ Weavers Guild.  Please squeeze into a parking place,  sidle through the front door, wedge into a seat, and hear from the self appointed Queen of Shrink (felt that is).  Please join us Monday evening, October 17, 2011, at 7 pm, at the Marin Art and Garden Center, Marin Society of Artists Gallery on the right, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, CA.    From Jean:

jean williams cacicedo

Cloth is the primary element in much of my work. Combined with symbol and metaphor, my sewn constructions tell stories about images collected from journeys both physical and spiritual.

Jean Williams Cacicedo received a BFA in Sculpture from the Pratt Institute, New York, in 1970. She currently works out of her studio in Berkeley, California.  Cacicedo was a prime innovator in the Wearable Art Movement of the 70’s.For over three decades she has worked both on and off the body, incorporating a special process she developed for wool fabrics as well as works on paper. Known for her “signature coats”, her pieced and sewn, slashed, felted and dyed constructions have been exhibited throughout Western Europe, Japan and the United States. In 2000, a 30-year retrospective of her work was featured at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, California. Her work can be found in the permanent  collections of the de Young Museum, San Francisco, Oakland Museum of California, Museum of  Art and Design, NYC.