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Els van Baarle

Artist Statement

Els van Baarle is a textile artist/teacher from the Netherlands.

She teaches surface design classes all over the world.

She has won many awards and prizes with her large scale art-cloth pieces. Her work has been widely published.

Art-works are in private and museum collections.

Sources of inspiration are ancient history, traces of the past. The wear and tear of time.

She loves the slow process of using wax and dye many times, the result is a wonderful cloth with a wealth of colour and depth.

Her work is about tradition and innovation.

Text has always been an important part of her work.

Newer works are often made with paper or recycled materials.


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