Artist Statement

I use the vocabulary of textiles to create sculptural forms that often reference body or nature.

The quiet repetition of a stitch is central to my existence.

Hand knitting wire and other nontraditional materials, usually re-cycled, is my primary technique although I incorporate other needlework and fiber skills into my work.

I am always intrigued by the process of converting a discovered material into a form that I call a textile. 

Simple elements of my daily existence: a found stick, a scrap of metal, or coffee beans may become the seeds of a piece. I intend to magnify nature, reference concepts of the feminine through body and domesticity, and examine life’s daily debris.

Carolyn G. Halliday


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