Amass and Disperse – FAFNIR ADAMITES
Using feltmaking, papermaking and other traditional craft processes, I create sculptural and installation work that act as monuments and reminders of trauma, intuition and the legacy of emotional turmoil inherited from past generations. Using repetitious processes in the creation of the work allows me to physically engage with and meditate on the concepts I am working with. Material exploration and discovering ways to embed meaning into the materials is the starting point for all of my artwork and plays a key role in building the conceptual backing of each piece. There is a Sisyphean element to both the physical labor and the conceptual ideas. Retracing the path of ancestors, repeating personal patterns, physically reenacting gestures – acknowledging both my place as a maker within this context and the irresolvable nature of the concepts themselves.
Brief Artist Bio:
Fafnir Adamites holds an MFA degree from the Fiber and Material Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Photography and Women’s Studies from UMass Amherst. She teaches at Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and at The Academy at Charlemont. She lives in Turners Falls, MA.