Textile artist of the month of June: Konnie Keller

Nature is, how could it be otherwise, my greatest inspiration. Nature is beauty and abundance, that can touch me and many people.

For me, it’s always about a form of artistic expression. That applies to crochet just as much as to painting. I am glad that both forms of expression can exist side by side, although painting is not as deeply rooted in me as textile handicrafts. This is because there has almost always been an activity in everyday life since my childhood days.

I will continue to work on the theme of the forest. The forest is just as much an endangered ecosystem as the coral reefs. The more awareness we have of the need for an intact nature, the better. The forest starts here almost at my doorstep and I am fascinated by its silence and dignity