Weaver’s Wildflowers on display at Michigan Medicine

April 12, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Detroit-born artist Carol Kasmer Irving moved to Escanaba in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan at the age of 24. Before her move, she earned a degree in botany, lived in New Mexico and Oregon, and developed a love for fiber arts and weaving.

Using research tools to guide her, Irving dedicated two years to designing and weaving a series of threatened and endangered wildflowers — an exhibition now on display at Michigan Medicine.

In her weavings, she turns woven yarn into soil, forest litter, plants and leaves. Her works have won awards in juried art shows and have been collected throughout the U.S.

Check out the exhibition for yourself either in-person or online.

In-person location: Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1

When: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily through June 3