Carolina Landscape in Cotton and Hemp
Carolina Landscape in Cotton and Hemp
Carolina Landscape in Cotton and Hemp
Carolina Landscape in Cotton and Hemp
Carolina Landscape in Cotton and Hemp
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Carolina Landscape in Cotton and Hemp

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Created in partnership with One Acre Exchange and the NC Hemp Fibershed
Fiber: 100% Cotton yarn, raw hemp fiber,
Dimensions: 29″ x 35″

Our local landscape used to be shaped by the growing and processing of cotton goods. In the modern era, nearly all of that production has moved over seas, taking the knowledge, history, and economic power with it. It is my hope that we can thoughtfully and ethically bring fiber industry back to the Carolina's by growing hemp and through community efforts like One Acre Exchange. This piece uses a unique weaving technique called "ondulé" to distort and curve the warp threads, creating an effect like rolling hills. Pieces of raw cotton and hemp stalks, both harvested from NC fields, are inset to create an abstract landscape, representing both our past and (hopefully) our future.

* Exhibited at The Carrack Modern Art Gallery - Durham, NC May 2019
* Exhibited at Alamance Arts Center - Graham, NC August 2019