Vicki Essig

About the Artist

Vicki Essig is fascinated with light and translucency, the contrast between the fragile, and the strong. With natural materials, she shows the small and delicate as the powerful and significant. Vicki’s work is comprised of fine handwoven fiber, usually silk, horsehair and other natural materials. Occasionally, she uses spun stainless steel and other man made fibers. Living in Western NC, Vicki is surrounded and inspired by nature. Her daily hikes yield a wealth of small found objects that are often incorporated into her weavings. The final product is framed with double glass, allowing for the intricate piece to remain transparent. Vicki hopes that the viewer is, at least for a moment, lost in the discovery the minute, the quiet of repetition, and the beauty of nature and pattern.

Vicki grew up in grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and now lives in Asheville (NC) with her husband and fellow artist, Daniel Essig. Vicki has studied at Haywood Community College, John C. Campbell Folk School and Penland School of Craft.

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