The materials of fabric and thread are approachable and familiar. Textiles have a long history of being used to weave stories. From my perspective, textile art is the perfect medium in which to portray intricate details such as those found in gardens, both real and imaginary. The detailed elements draw the viewer closer for an intimate experience of the colours and textures.
Kirsten Chursinoff is a textile artist working in Vancouver, BC. Her main focus is creating art by combining embroidery and quilting techniques. Some of her recent themes include marine life and colourful garden embroideries.
Kirsten holds a Diploma in Textile Art from Capilano University. She has written articles for magazines such as Quilting Arts and Art Quilting Studio. She has exhibited in solo and group shows and also works on commissions. In 2006 she received the Visual Arts Development Award (VADA) presented by the Contemporary Art Gallery and the Vancouver Foundation. She is a member of the Craft Council of British Columbia.