The Louise Blouin Foundation in London is opening an exhibition of an artist I love, Colombian textile artist Olga de Amaral. The fact that she first studied architecture before moving to textiles, is apparent in her forms. She received her education in the art of fiber at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Her signature pieces are large tapestries covered with gold or silver leaf, but she also incorporating fiber, paint, gesso and precious metals, when creating pieces that stand on the line between art and design. de Amaral pioneered the new art of fiber when in the 60s, turned textiles from a primarily two-dimensional representational art form into a three-dimensional, abstract art form.