We are honored to have Sonya Phillip as the featured fiber artist at the Studio! These pieces are also available for purchase, if you are interested please contact Sonya at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sonya Talks about Her Work
“This series uses a bicycle wheel with the spokes removed as the frame for hand knit lace in cotton yarn. The large motifs comprise an intuitive design, one that is worked directly into the wheel, not attached after. It is recognizable and still remains a wheel, with even the tube and tire tire remaining. But it is summarily stripped of its primary purpose. In this way the utilitarian and delicate combine with a tension between the decorative element and the functional. The installation of the wheels as a group, creates a dramatic effect, similar to a grouping of rose windows, with delicate lace tracery. “
“I am a maker. It started with macrame and sewing as a child, but knitting was the lingua franca found in my twenties. My work is born of patience. There is a simple intricacy in each stitch and an incremental care in making things by hand. I love to see how far I can push the craft or what unlikely material I can use. I am drawn to natural fibers and have respect for the direct connection to the plant or animal. I work primarily in small series, they might be discrete ideas or ones that feed from one to suggest another. I take great pleasure in seeing an idea fully formed and even more so when the initial concept changes in a way that exceeds my expectations.”
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