Barbara Leibhardt Wester is a textile artist, lawyer, and historian
whose work explores how the margins between things that are separate
erode, shift, and change over time.
Her interest in how different cultures compete and cooperate
in using shared natural resources and political power has resulted in Land Divided by Law (Quid Pro Books, 2014) and a book of fiction, The Illuminatrix (Quid Pro Books, 2012). Examining intersecting and eroding cultural margins and surfaces has been the inspiration for her constructed and deconstructed textiles.
What we create illuminates who we
Yellow Experiment No. 1, 15 x 15," hand dyed cotton and linen, silk thread, glass beads, raffia.
The Life of the City is Underground, 43 x 43," cotton textiles, cotton thread.
All rights reserved. Photographs, images, drawings, and text copyright (c) Barbara Leibhardt Wester 2016.