by Cynthia Stentz


We are SO excited to have Cynthia Stentz's work at Social Fabric for December.  It would be difficult to imagine an artist who takes the textile arts process to a more comprehensive level.

Here are a few of her pieces.  You'll have to come see the others to get the FULL treat!

The Ancestor's Breath

by Cynthia Stentz


Artist Statement for Cynthia Stentz


"The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffreing."   Ben Okri

I am a mixed media textile artist.  Creative expression has led me throughout my life. Being often alone as a child elicited an active imagination leading me into the natural world around me as well as the inner landscape of the dream and spirit.  My inspiration is born from my love of the inherent mystery coursing through both of these landscapes, and the way each intersects in the psychology of our humanness.

My engagement with textiles is therapeutic for me.  The current forms I use began many years ago as an attempt to "piece" together and visually manifest my experience in life.  I have studied the work of Carl Jung for forty years and have been deeply moved and informed by his exploration of psychological alchemy.  My current work is an attempt to express how these transormational images live in me.  I experiece an ancestral link to this ancient idea of making Life and Beauty from the basic material of our humanness. I see these explorations in textile art as process and a significant engagement with my own prima material.  I work with dreams, words, fabric dye, paint and stitch as my daily practice.