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Fiber Form Independence

Posted on: Saturday, July 04, 2009

I could not think of a better example of the spirit of independence in fiber arts and line drawing than Brece Honeycutt's homespun interpretation of webs and Arachne diagramming.

Her woven and knitted Arachne series on view for one more week at Poplar is a mysterious spin on the site-specific mapping of the invisible realm and domestic free form activity.

Brece states, "During my 2008 Residency at Pocket Utopia (Brooklyn, NY), I spun carded wool—a process taking a mass of fiber and making it into a strand of yarn, a long line. From these yards and yards of homespun, I constructed rudimentary weavings and knitted sculptures - drawings out of wool - and installed them in the unique spaces of Pocket Utopia."

Brece's mixed media drawings are also currently on view in Cultural Corridor IV at the Storefront Artist Project in Pittsfield, Massachusetts until July 26, 2009.

Happy Independence Day!

* Brece Honeycutt's artist website
* above images of the Arachne series courtesy of the artist


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