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Liz Robb

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The ‘event of the thread,’ a phrase Anni Albers coined in reference to weaving, illustrates the core of my work.  Pulled apart or plied in infinite combinations, threads create the foundation that communicates my thoughts and intuition.

I work to capture a moment in time by active processes and mediations through indigo dyeing, weaving, wrapping, compressing, structuring, ordering, and releasing. The repetition and meditative properties of these acts foster a connection between the subconscious mind and the body.  I respond to the inherent energy of the materials and how they interact and form my decisions, balancing the tension between my control and relinquishment of control through the process.

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