Paula Stebbins Becker

Last weekend I was able to catch a show called "Surface Appeal:Material Perception" at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport MA. I was immediately drawn to several small textiles on the far wall, created by Paula Stebbins Becker of RI. So interesting and lovely. Here's my favorite.

To quote from her artist statement:

"I deconstruct and unravel the [old] textile, then I re-weave the threads, combining them with the new threads, merging the old with the new and the past with the present...With each process of unraveling, reweaving and embellishing, a new generation of pattern and material is combined with the old. The textile embodies the mood and the spirit of the person or place found in the photograph while expressing subtle details..."