Field Study was a collaboration with visual artist, Jessica Lewis Stevens. This project explored the intersections of art, agriculture, traditional textile crafts like quilting and mending, and the importance of place in considering sustainable textiles and localism. Field Study was a three-part collaboration including: An exhibition at Hawkins NY in Hudson, NY from Aug 20- Sept 25, 2016; A daylong textile retreat at Whistle Down Farm on Sunday, August 21 co-organized by Drop Forge & Tool; and a photo documentary of the project-in-progress on Instagram with the hashtag #fieldstudyfiber
Jessica & I created all 10 works using natural dyes (indigo, avocado skins, onion skins, wildflowers, etc) on natural fabrics, fibers, and yarns secured with intricate hand stitching. All works in this project are approximately 8 x 8 inches unframed and approximately 12 x 12 inches framed. All work is secured to archival quality mat board and professionally framed, ready to hang, and available for purchase. Please contact Jessica or I directly through our websites to inquire about purchase. We’d be happy to ship the work to you though please note, some of the originals have sold so please inquire directly about details. We’d love to see these pieces hanging in your home.
For more information about any of the pieces or about the collaboration please contact Jessica or I directly through our websites. We’d love to hear from you. Thank you for joining us on this journey as we navigate the spaces between art, farms, fiber, and sustainable textile practices from the studios of our homes. We’re honored to share this project with you in-person, online, and at the gallery or the farm.
–Katrina & Jessica