The Art of Vanishing Culturescame into my life in the late 1990s
The aesthetic, the technical craft and more importantly
the cultural stories of usageembedded within them
held an irresistible appeal.
And so I acquired them - one artwork at a time - with the idea of living with them forever.
Over the years the collection grew
and my children grew up surrounded by a visual feast!
However, upon turning 50, I realised that these artworks have a much longer life than I.
I am only their temporary custodian.
And I have the responsibility of securing a long healthy life for each.
So the online gallery WOVENSOULS was born.
Through this website I have been passing on some of these beloved timeless treasures to other loving homes.
In the meanwhile I have also begun working on a micro projects to prevent the extinction of textile art traditions in 1 small community. With that maybe, the textile art skill will live for at least one more generation.
Art - the type held in traditional antique pieces - has been the world in which I refresh myself.
The joys that come from studying the details of the artwork during photography or the ethnographic migration fact that I stumble upon as I compare motifs of artworks from unconnected origins or learning about the latest technology as I improve this website everyday - are joys that won't let me sleep and make me want to rise ever morning and rush to my laptop!
And so I manage all aspects of WOVENSOULS myself.
I enjoy sharing this beauty online and in most part this is a