Lyn Fabio is a mixed media artist, with a background in printmaking and a lifelong love of fibres.
While obtaining a teaching degree in Fine Arts from McGill University, her major in printmaking necessitated buying rags to clean ink messes. Many old cotton dresses that seemed too precious for the rag bin started to take over her locker, leading to adventures in quilt-making and stitching of all varieties.
The use of recycled textiles remains an important element in her ongoing fibre works, and recently, explorations in eco-printing.
Lyn has become known for the vessels and art garments she makes with animal intestine – mainly hog-gut – inspired by traditional clothing fashioned from seal intestine, which she discovered on trips through Alaska.
"I am fascinated by the translucency, and the magical, otherworldly quality of this material - a cross between fine silk and tissue paper. I continue to explore its possibilities as an art medium, incorporating fibre-art and printmaking techniques."
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