These Caroline Achaintre Textiles are Inventive

Artist Caroline Achaintre has woven together a series of woolen images that have all the color and definition of an oil painting. Many people would not consider wool a medium conducive to the detail that Caroline Achaintre achieves in her work. In these pieces, she challenges commonly held notions concerning the use of material in art.

Her creations range from figurative surrealism -- an eagle or a face, for instance -- to more abstract forms. This range does not spread itself too thin. There is a common thread running throughout all of the works; a signature style that suggests they are the work of a single artist. One sees this in the way Caroline Achaintre allows tufts of fabric to hang from the edges of lines and the fractal-like designs inherent in each piece.