Star Trauth is an American artist whose art has been exhibited and published across The Americas, Europe, and Asia. Her fiber art pieces are held in museums in North America and Asia. Trauth’s clients, both commercial and private, span the globe.
Her focus is the creation of fiber sculpture, “totems.” Trauth’s vision is a departure from traditional fiber works while employing some traditional methods. Starting with her signature cylindrical canvas and creating a tapestry of fiber and other elements that she finds interesting.
The viewer will often ask the story of Star’s totems, the inspiration, and sometimes what they are. They are interacting with her and her totems; visually, intellectually, emotionally, and tactically. This opens a dialogue that delves deeply into Star’s personal life and creative process. This is often difficult for her as the creative experience is her personal experience.
Trauth graduated college for fine arts, but it taught her very little about assemblage works or the skills needed to create them. These handmade pieces are time consuming. It can sometimes take weeks to get the idea from Star’s imagination to materialize into a piece. She sometimes has concrete visions but does not know the mechanics of how to produce it. She often finds herself working in materials or with tools that she never knew she would need to bring the pieces to fruition. The vision may evolve through trial and error. It is always a journey. One Star welcomes.
She states, “Though it is difficult it is fulfilling. In the end I want the viewer to experience totems and I want my pieces to create a conversation.”
I live in Miami, a place that breathes life into me. The mix of cultures and unique personalities invigorate me. Miami’s unquenchable thirst for all things colorful, beautiful, and creative inspires me at every turn. I am blessed to share this amazing life with my loving and supportive husband of nineteen years and our creative and joyful daughter, who is often my muse.