polly giacchina

ARTIST

www.pollyjgfiberart.com

 Evolution 2017 Fiber Mixed Media- date palm, wire, pods, caning and bamboo H:28" x 20" x 2"     (wall hanging)

Evolution
2017
Fiber Mixed Media- date palm, wire, pods, caning and bamboo
H:28" x 20" x 2"     (wall hanging)

BIO

Polly Jacobs Giacchina had an introduction to fiber with 2 diverse views.  Studying at San Diego State University with Joan Austin and independently exploring natural materials with Misti Washington in Solana Beach CA started a unique lifestyle of discovery. She has exhibited in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally and teaches basketry and hand weaving techniques.  Polly has been published in American Craft Magazine, Fiber Art Now, the National Basketry Organization Quarterly and several books on fiber art. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

I have chosen fiber as the means to create my sculptural art.  I am inspired by repetitive forms, outlines, contours, and close investigations of organic structures. With nature as a partner I interpret natural materials and industrial flexible fibers into undulating forms and shapes.  Three-dimensional wall hangings and vessels come alive with tactile abstract surfaces and earthy color.

 Red Writings Chapter 2 2017 Fiber Mixed Media- wire and various flexible fibers H:36" x 23" x 1"    (wall hanging)

Red Writings Chapter 2
2017
Fiber Mixed Media- wire and various flexible fibers
H:36" x 23" x 1"    (wall hanging)

 Spiral Progression 2017 Fiber Mixed Media- date palm, caning, steel cable, wire and raffia H:27" x 26" x 6"

Spiral Progression
2017
Fiber Mixed Media- date palm, caning, steel cable, wire and raffia
H:27" x 26" x 6"

 Seeded Center 2016 Fiber Mixed Media- date palm, bamboo, wire and caning H:20" x 12" x 6"   

Seeded Center
2016
Fiber Mixed Media- date palm, bamboo, wire and caning
H:20" x 12" x 6"