Mary Giles

When Mary Giles received the James Renwick Alliance Master of the Meidum Award in Fiber in 2013, she spoke of her process and her sources of inspiration for her works: “I have always been influenced by place and especially the natural world in those places. In the early 80’s, having taken up scuba diving, I did a series based on sea life called ‘walking tentacles.’ Later, during many trips to New Mexico, I discovered mesa forms as well as Native American kivas and petroglyphs.”