After 12 years as a jewelry designer, Tammy Kanat has diverted her artistic talents to textiles and it’s now a creator of sculptural art with the same material.
Innovation is at the heart of Tammy Kanat’s creations. The weaving journey began in 2011, when she enrolled into the highly reputed Australian Tapestry Workshop to learn and refine the complex skill of tapestry weaving. Tammy has gained international recognition through social media for her vibrant uplifting work and has since produced commissions for local and international clients. She believes weaving is an ever evolving and timeless art for and an enchanting way to share the impact of her surroundings.
“The design of a piece evolves instinctevly. Any preconceived ideas I might have had give way to the weaving journey. Each piece is given a name to reflect what the design was inspired by” says the artist.
The Australian fiber artist uses unique combinations of richly textured fabrics and materials to form large-scale abstract wall weavings. Using an organically shaped ovoid metal frame, Kanat works in colorful natural materials like wool, mohair, silk, hemp, and jute to create her sculptural pieces.
She started experimenting with circular pieces, layering bold and bright colors, in varying textures, in playful, concentric patterns. And those are the most eye-catching.