Rebecca Smith


Rebecca Smith uses unconventional materials to create 3-dimensional structural work that lies outside the traditional boundaries of hand weaving. Her weaving is loom-based, employing primarily tapestry techniques that she has adapted to working with wire, beads and yarn. The wire allows the work to be shaped and free-standing. The beads are transparent, allowing light to glow through. In her work, textures and light are blended into organic shapes that suggest features of the natural world.  

"In my work I strive to expand the possibilities of loom-based weaving. My artistic journey has been to move away from controlled, predetermined designs to spontaneous, free form weaving. I have developed my own approach to mixed media weaving by combining yarn, beads and wire to produce tapestries and woven sculptures. The wire allows the work to be shaped and free-standing; the beads are transparent, allowing light to glow through. Textures and light are blended into organic shapes that suggest features of the natural world. I enjoy the challenge of employing one of the world's oldest craft forms to create work that is relevant today.



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