Douglas Fuchs (1947-1986) was an American fibre artist and teacher who came to Australia in 1981 on a Crafts Council of Australia Fellowship.
‘Floating Forest’ is a monumental work, containing seven woven totem forms, a variety of other fibre constructions and three large figures of hand-made cast paper. One figure, covered in paperbark collected in Arnhem Land, rests in a dream canoe. A menacing nightmare tableau also appears in the environment. This fibre environment relates closely to Fuch’s...
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