Diedre Brown - Work In Progress Residency
Diedre Brown is the Work In Progress resident at the Textile Arts Center, for the month of September. Modeled on the reefs created by coral species, Diedre explores the ways in which hyperbolic crochet techniques can be used to design resilient habitats. A designer, amateur naturalist, and lover of the ocean, she is interested in the interwoven and interdependent relationships between human beings and their environment, particularly at coastal edges. Diedre’s crochet designs and research are sinuously linked. She is endeavoring to use and create textiles that generate resilient coastal habitats. These habitats:
• Are based on crocheted textile patterns that are also endemic in nature.
• Utilize unconventional materials such as bioplastic, jute, paper, and dirt, whose deterioration fosters the growth of a beneficial ecosystem.
• Foster the growth of community-crafted spaces that inspire one’s sense of wonder and imagination, while empowering one with knowledge about the environment she lives in.
Visit her installation for Work In Progress from September 1-30 and meet the artist and learn more about her creative process during Artist Open Hours, on Saturdays, 2-5PM and Tuesday - Thursday 11am-5pm.