VICKI ESSIG

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VICKI  ESSIG

Southeastern artist, Vicki Essig, is fascinated with light and translucency. Using natural materials she shows the small and delicate as the powerful and significant. Within the fine handwoven fiber weavings are small found objects for the viewer to enjoy nature and pattern.

Featured Piece
VICKI  ESSIG Untitled_ no. 30

Untitled, no. 30
- Handwoven silk, stainless steel & antique text; stitched
9-1/2 x 11 x 2 in
$ 440.00


VICKI  ESSIG Untitled_ no. 30
Untitled, no. 30
Handwoven silk, stainless steel & antique text; stitched  
9-1/2 x 11 x 2 in
$ 440
VICKI  ESSIG Handwoven Silk with Grass and Sedges
Handwoven Silk with Grass and Sedges
Handwoven silk and mixed media  
12-3/4 x 15-1/4 in
$ 900
VICKI  ESSIG Untitled No. 305
Untitled No. 305
Handwoven silk, stainless steel, and antique text with little bluestem  
12-1/2 x 7-1/2 in
$ 500
VICKI  ESSIG Untitled No.33
Untitled, No. 33
Handwoven silk and mixed media  
8 x 8 in
$ 400
VICKI  ESSIG Untitled_ No. 85
Untitled, No. 85
Handwoven silk and mixed media  
8 x 8 in
$ 400
VICKI  ESSIG Untitled_ no. 40
Untitled, no. 40
Handwoven silk, stainless steel and salsify  
10 x 8 in
$ 420
VICKI  ESSIG Untitled_ no. 74
Untitled, no. 74
Handwoven silk, steel, handmade paper and twigs  
8 x 8 in
$ 400
VICKI  ESSIG Untitled_ no. 75
Untitled, no. 75
Handwoven silk, steel, paper, snake and smylax  
9 x 11 in
$ 550
VICKI  ESSIG Untitled_ _60
Untitled, #60
Handwoven silk, stainless steel, horsehair and antique text and poppies wit  
10-3/4 x 9 in
$ 470

VICKI  ESSIG

VICKI ESSIG

VICKI ESSIG Biography

Essig has studied at Haywood Community College (NC), John C. Campbell Folk School (NC) and Penland School of Craft (NC). She has exhibited extensively throughout North Carolina and Tennessee.

Vicki currently works from her studio in Western North Carolina.

VICKI ESSIG Statement

“My work is comprised of fine hand woven fiber, usually silk, horsehair and other natural materials. Occasionally, I will use spun stainless steel and other man made fibers. I incorporate small found objects that find a home in the subtle pieces. My work is quiet causing the viewer to look closer, be still and enjoy a not so busy space.

Living in the mountains has taught me to be in wonder of nature and her artistic hand. On my daily hikes my pockets gradually fill with artifacts and curiosities that I find along my path. These small treasures that are often overlooked are archived into my fine handwoven cloth where they are suspended in quietude. Many compositions incorporate nearly two hundred year old manuscripts and texts. The fragments of this rag paper, with barely detectable messages, are hand woven into the silk cloth producing an intricate structure that weaves the past with the present.  In viewing my work, my hope is that, for at least a moment, you become lost in the discovery of the minute, the quiet of repetition, and the beauty of nature and pattern."

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