ARTIST Stacy Hortner

I find comfort in seeing and touching traditional fiber crafts such as crocheting, quilting, and embroidery. When creating art, I crave that which goes beyond familiarity of tradition and morph these fiber techniques until they are almost unrecognizable.

To this end, I create with unusual materials or interpret the stitch into something completely new.  The most invigorating process of creation is combining these techniques together to express an idea, feeling, or my aesthetic.  There is magic in the potentiality of material and stitch and its ability to uplift us whether we are the observer or creator.