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Lost in Fiber Interview | October 2016

Posted on: Monday, October 24, 2016

'Soft Spine' sculptural form with recycled materials
from Archive New York in Guatemala | Abigail Doan (2016)

I am thrilled to share this recent interview – really a two person dialogue initiated by dear artist/maker friend, Katrina Rodabaugh. Not only is Katrina an amazing textile artist, rural homesteader, talented writer, but she has a unique ability to frame art + design + modern craft ideas in thoughtful (timely) ways.

A few of Katrina's kind words regarding my work at the introduction to our interview:

"A daily sketchbook, of sorts, told through the lens of a sculptor with deep roots in the textile and fiber communities but with a vision that steps outside these disciplines to embrace daily life as she experiences it in both urban and rural landscapes, alone and with her family, in the States and traveling abroad, in her studio and on the subway.

Her work transports us to a place that feels important. A place that feels mindful. A places that beckons we slow down just long enough to notice the objects around us but then allows us to go ahead with our busy modern lives. In many ways, Abigail's work feels like a very contemporary experience of being a working artist. But it also just asks us to look at things, regardless of our backgrounds inside or outside of the arts, just to look at things a few seconds longer. Her work asks us to notice. To witness. And once we start to pay attention we realize there is so much more than what we saw at first glance."

You can learn more about Katrina's work + workshop calendar here.

For inspiring imagery from Katrina's Hudson Valley homestead
and rural studio, follow her on Instagram as well.

A special thank you to Katrina for helping me to better describe 
what I do, why I do it, and how I hope to grow my projects and outreach.

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