Britta B. Wheeler
My current work is a process of "re-weaving the world," in all its disparities. I collect textile materials, discarded objects on the street, and contributions from friends and family, and weave, stitch, felt, loop, and twist them together as "nests" and "bird-like objects."
Using natural materials (wool, cotton and plant materials) and remnants of culture (i.e. plastics, metal, technology, toys) I write about, organize and infuse meaning into each piece, creating a painterly approach to the work with active stitches (like drawn lines and brush strokes) and use of color, form, and texture.
I subsume man-made material culture into nature, mending the broken connections in a ritual practice weaving, stitching, collecting and combining.
2023 New York City
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Delicate Art Gallery