Field Study was a collaborative project with Jessica Lewis-Stevens of Sugarhouse Workshops. The collaboration happened in three parts: We used plant-dyed fabrics to each make five original artworks that we exhibited side-by-side in a pop-up gallery on Warren Street in Hudson, NY; we co-taught a workshop sharing techniques in natural dyes, stitching, and mending at Whistle Down Farm in Hudson, NY; and we shared our process through social media, inviting the public to join us as we dyed, stitched, and gathered in community.
The project was an exploration of place, farming, and practices. We each experimented with ideas of place through stitching, plant-dyeing, and creating compositions that somehow referenced place, farm, landscape, horizon, or relationship to place. From this series I developed several one-of-a-kind “fabric landscapes” using memory as an inspiration to recreate horizons.
This is a sample of the original artworks made by Katrina Rodabaugh & Jessica Lewis-Stevens for the exhibition in August 2016. Three of Katrina’s five original artworks have been sold but if you see something you like, contact Katrina directly for photos, availability, prices and shipping. All artworks were professionally framed and measure approximately 12 x 12 inches, framed.