Hello, My name is Cecilia Power or as my screen name is "cilipower". I am a fiber sculpturist which is a fancy name for macrame artist, or knotty person as some may choose to refer to me as. I have been knotting for 42 years, began early fall 1970. I am a hippy who never grew up, lol! Though I truly believe my work did mature and become something far from the "hippy trippy" commonplace plant hanger or hanging shelves.
I sculpt and paint with my knots and have had shown in couple of galleries in Ellensburg, Wa. One juried show "The Alternative Energy Roundup and Art Show" held in Gallery One. I won an award of $100 for my pictorial piece "Solar Powered, Wind Assisted, Manually Operated Clothes Dryer " which "Now, you are an artist!" In that one statement I had achieved my 42 year long dream, to be recognized as an Artist in something regarded as a "craft". Yes, in that moment I felt I had arrived at the threshold of my goal. Merely the threshold mind you, there are many more layers to my dream. EBSQ was suggested to me by a person who had read my blog "cilipower.wordpress.com" and after seeing the same piece plus several more wall hangings, told me of EBSQ and said my work was "gallery quality" and I might like to check out this site. I am totally impressed with EBSQ as a venue of merit!
I have through my showings here in Ellensburg, and operating my blog about my work, begun finally achieving a level of confidence in my work and that my work may actually have a viable niche, however small, in the world of art patronage. Since I have gone on and on and already described one of my proudest works, I will use the link below to upload a piece made for my sister called "Fran's Flowers" which is my first piece of work in which I have knotted my versions of my favorite, flowers! I love this piece, and have made many floral hangings since this one and have improved my "floral" renditions.
Uh, I also am a writer of even more years than my knotting days, though not a published one, and therefore the wordiness of my "Hello"!
Thank you for your patience and your time,
Cecilia Power (cilipower)