2020 BEST SCULPTURE WINNER
Wool, cotton knits, yarn, and stone
2 x 20 x 13 inches
Ms. Jamar is intimately familiar with traditional forms of needlework as an antiques textile restorer specializing in quilts and hooked rugs for over 30 years. Starting in 1979 at America Hurrah Antiques, NYC and in 1985 with her own business Jamar Textile Restoration Studio, NYC.
In 2009 she completed an undergraduate degree at Goddard College in Plainfield, VT, an independent/individualized study of American history through women’s handmade textiles. After graduation she set her restoration business aside and commits her time to creating contemporary fiber works that blend her appreciation and admiration of early American textiles with her knowledge of traditional textile construction techniques.