alienlandscape.net Rebecca Levine Quigley textile artist
Who Am I? My Work in A Nutshell, Maybe.
I was educated as a weaver. My eye was drawn to the tactile, colorful nature of my surroundings.
Later I trained as an architect. Tempering my vision with the norms and the utility required was a challenge. Even as I worked at this profession my thoughts were still within the tactile realm, I had been learning new techniques, exploring materials and combining mediums all along.
Now I have begun producing a new body of work, one informed by the same influences as before, but now I am able to express my visions much more freely.
My work is new and old at the same time, driven by delight in the color and texture that has always been evocative to me, but in a way that is more playful and less constrained by boundaries than ever,
With clear vision, and now, free of boundaries, I am drawn again to fiber; to wool, to silk, to bamboo and to the ancient practice of felt making, as well as the equally historic activity of papermaking. Layering, stitching, combining texture, color and mark making with a freedom that is only restricted by the physics of making an object, is a celebration.
Giving my work titles that are to some degree enigmatic is a delight. It translates into a description of the alienlandscape, and of its daily life and of the stories it can tell, colored by the viewer’s own vision and experience.
Green Gardens (Detail)