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Frances Solar is a contemporary Canadian artist who combines textile techniques with unconventional materials to create unique woven sculpture, both free-standing and wall-mounted .She graduated from U of Manitoba with a degree in Interior Design. For many years she was a weaver specializing in functional clothing and textiles, using traditional fibres and techniques. In the mid -1990’s Fran began to experiment with basketry as another textile art form. After attending Basket Focus Conferences , in Ontario and BC, she developed an interest in using metals in combination with loom weaving, basketry, and quilting. Her materials today include copper, brass, wire, mesh, and interesting industrial scrap.