Rebecca Smith
Falling in Place, 2014
16 in x 9 in x 4 in

Rebecca Smith
Surfacing, 2012
10 in x 7 in x 5 in

Rebecca Smith’s Artist 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 in x 10 in  x 7 in

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.