Join the Creative District for a special Fiber Arts discussion taking place during this years NM Fiber Crawl. The Beauty of the In-between: Exploring Liminality through Crochet and Felt featuring Samuel Buelow will take place from 5:30 pm -6:30pm in the Fuller Lodge Throne Room.
Liminal spaces are those that exist between concrete categories and are frequently marked by fluidity and disorder. Throughout his work in crochet and felt, fiber artist Samuel Buelow explores the hazy, in-between spaces that make up his world. In the spirit of liminality, his talk will blend academic insights from anthropology and folklore studies with personal experience. Buelow will discuss not only the conceptual themes of his work, breaking down binaries such as masculine and feminine or sleeping and waking, but also the tension between art and craft.
Samuel Buelow is an anthropologist and fiber arts fanatic. While he works in a variety of techniques, he is primarily a crochet artist. His work has been exhibited in Los Alamos and Albuquerque, and he occasionally teaches classes at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center and for fiber arts guilds in Northern New Mexico. He is currently the Acting Executive Director of the Los Alamos Arts Council.