Rebecca smith

ARTIST

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bio

Rebecca has crafted a career in fiber arts by constantly pursuing new ways to use old techniques. She has transformed a solid foundation in modern tapestry weaving techniques, learned in workshops with Archie Brennan and Susan Martin Maffei, into a unique blend of tapestry and bead weaving. Her work has been selected for juried exhibits throughout the U.S. Rebecca was recently awarded first place in Small Expressions, an exhibit sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America.

artist statement

Drawing on an artist's sense of movement and contrast, and a weaver's sense of color and texture, I strive to bring beauty into the world. My defining paradigm is the use of light as an element of design. Light filters through and emanates out of my weaving through the manipulation of yarn, beads and wire into free-flowing shapes. My works are small, intimate musings on color, texture, and their interactions with light.

Luminary I, 2017  9"h x 6"w x 6"d

Luminary I, 2017

9"h x 6"w x 6"d

Falling in Place, 2014  9"h x 16"w x 5"d

Falling in Place, 2014

9"h x 16"w x 5"d

Surfacing, 2012  7"h x 11"w x 5"d  Photography credit: Steve Rossman

Surfacing, 2012

7"h x 11"w x 5"d

Photography credit: Steve Rossman