As 2016 comes to a close, I would like to take the time to thank and also highlight those artists + designers who generously shared their work and creative studio time with me during the past year.
In an era where 'sharing' is often fueled by the instant gratification of social media tools, it has been fortifying and truly energizing for me to make direct contact with individuals whose work I admire and whose projects I feel are vital to the art + environment + materials dialogue.
Even though there are many others who have helped to shape my artistic thinking during 2016, I offer this sampling in gratitude for the hard work and devotion to unique fabrication methods sustained by these unique creatives.
All photos featured are by Abigail Doan.
'Project Pioneer Scent' | a scent tool edition series
'Correspondence Course' materials collaboration with Brece Honeycutt
'Friends of Fire' ceramics exhibition at the Tremaine Gallery in Connecticut
Handmade tassels by artisans in Guatemala | a 'scraps materials'
donation from Archive New York
detail from a modern sashiko mending workshop
Hand carved crochet hook (tool) from the
'Wild Forest Collection' by Wieteke Opmeer
Best wishes to all for an upcoming year filled with joy, light,
authentic voice, and even more playful experimentation.