Rebecca Smith

Website: http://www.rebeccasmithtapestry.com

Email: weaving@rebeccasmithtapestry.com

Rebecca Smith, "Falling in Place" (2014), 16" x 9" x 4"
“Falling in Place” (2014) 16″ x 9″ x 4″
Rebecca Smith, "Surfacing" (2012), 10" x 7" x 5"
“Surfacing” (2012) 10″ x 7″ x 5″

Rebecca Smith’s Statement

I use unconventional materials to create 3-dimensional structural work that lies outside the traditional boundaries of hand weaving. My weaving is loom-based, employing primarily tapestry techniques that I have 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. I blend the textures and the light into organic shapes that suggest features of the natural world.

Rebecca Smith, "Awakening" (2012), 9" x 10" x 7"
“Awakening” (2012) 9″ x 10″ x 7″

Rebecca Smith’s Biography

My artistic journey has led me away from controlled, predetermined designs to spontaneous, free form weaving. I came to my art via the serendipity of taking a weaving class and knowing immediately that it was what I wanted to spend my life doing. In the intervening years, I have pursued this calling in the capacity of teacher, exhibitor, and gallery owner. Today, I create simply for the sake of exploring my chosen art form to find ever-new possibilities of design, structure and expression.