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Char Norman

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Char Norman has a deep-rooted connection to natural objects and environmental issues while examining the relationship between man and nature. The pod forms she uses are both a type of shroud for natural relics and a womb or cradle for rebirth. This dichotomy of ideas is further expressed by the mending of natural objects through the violent act of stitching and fastening parts together.

Char is a weaver by trade, with her MFA from Claremont Graduate Univ., a BA from Scripps College, and graduate courses at San Diego State University. Char has acted as Dean of Faculty at CCAD for several years before recently retiring, and pursuing her art full-time.


Shroud series obituarties, 29"x13"x13", weaving, mixed media

Shroud series obituarties, 29"x13"x13", weaving, mixed media

shroud series obits detail

shroud series obits detail

Lotus from Boboli, 6"x6"x18", weaving, coiling, hand paper making

Lotus from Boboli, 6"x6"x18", weaving, coiling, hand paper making

Shroud series heart of palm, 30"x7"x8", weaving, mixed media

Shroud series heart of palm, 30"x7"x8", weaving, mixed media

Shroud series heart of palm, weaving, mixed media

Shroud series heart of palm, weaving, mixed media

Reforestation, 32"x7"x5", coiling, hand papermaking, mixed media

Reforestation, 32"x7"x5", coiling, hand papermaking, mixed media

Reforestation_detail

Reforestation_detail

Leaves of Ash, 9"x54"x6", handmade paper, weaving, mixed media

Leaves of Ash, 9"x54"x6", handmade paper, weaving, mixed media

October Sky, 18"x9"x12", coiling, handmade paper, mixed media

October Sky, 18"x9"x12", coiling, handmade paper, mixed media

Ghost Tree, 8"x8"x18", handmade paper making, assemblage

Ghost Tree, 8"x8"x18", handmade paper making, assemblage

Forest Group, 8"x8"x20", hand paper making, assemblage

Forest Group, 8"x8"x20", hand paper making, assemblage

Gone to Seed, 11.5"x11.5", weaving, coiling, handpapermaking

Gone to Seed, 11.5"x11.5", weaving, coiling, handpapermaking

Naked Truth I, 24", weaving, coiling

Naked Truth I, 24", weaving, coiling

RockStory, 10"x10"x18", weaving, coiling, hand paper making

RockStory, 10"x10"x18", weaving, coiling, hand paper making

RockStory detail

RockStory detail

Secrets of the Emerald Ash Borer, 10"x54"x8", handmade paper, weaving

Secrets of the Emerald Ash Borer, 10"x54"x8", handmade paper, weaving

Ghost Forest, bark, handmade paper

Ghost Forest, bark, handmade paper

Darned Ash Tree, 94"x21", handmade paper, weaving

Darned Ash Tree, 94"x21", handmade paper, weaving

Borer trail, 19"x3", bark, linen, seed pods

Borer trail, 19"x3", bark, linen, seed pods

Empty nests, 21"x5", bark, mixed fiber

Empty nests, 21"x5", bark, mixed fiber

Green trio, 3"x18", bark, linen, kobo, abaca paper

Green trio, 3"x18", bark, linen, kobo, abaca paper

Jacarunda

Jacarunda

Infestation, 20"x4", bark, linen, kobo, abaca paper

Infestation, 20"x4", bark, linen, kobo, abaca paper

Entwined

Entwined

Sheltered lichen

Sheltered lichen

Tomatilla Tango

Tomatilla Tango

Skeleton Leaf

Skeleton Leaf