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Deconstructed Heels by Sara Hubbs

Posted on: Thursday, July 16, 2009

I really find these deconstructed heels by artist Sara Hubbs to be truly stunning. Not simply recycled or upcycled but a whole new take on the materiality and inner bones of the accessories that we pave our fashion psyches with. Sara is originally from Phoenix, Arizona, and completed an MFA at The George Washington University prior to moving to New York. She is an artist in resident of Lumenhouse studios in Brooklyn, NY.

The artist states: The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground - Buddha

"My work investigates muted and unseen spaces, looking to dirt, use and accumulation as points of visual contact with the world. I am interested in utilizing discarded materials to create a collaged space of actions, memories, stories, and desire."

"In working with shoes, a language of repeated shapes and imagery creates an active archive of form, use, and meaning. The process of dismantling the shoes opens the subtle and uncertain remnants of narrative into something else and the work moves between personal and collective ways in which we define, and extract meaning."

*above images courtesy of artist Sara Hubbs

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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