John Gunther

While a student at Michigan State University, Gunther received the gift of a weaving loom. Gunther had begun college as an engineering student before switching to the College of Arts and Letters to pursue the study of philosophy; working with the loom, he learned that he could merge the practical and the artistic into woven works that were both useful and beautiful.

Eventually, Gunther's work shifted from functional weaving to fine art, but he continues to draw on his technical skills as he hand-primes, hand-paints and hand-weaves full-temper .010" sheets of aluminum before mounting the finished works to frames that he fabricates himself.

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Solara by John Gunther

Solara, 2019

Painted woven aluminum

Purchased 2020

Location: Wilkinson Building Level 2