textile art, contemporary craft
The Silos at Sawyer Yards
Textile artist Rachelle LeBlanc's hand-hooked surface works blur the line between traditional craft and contemporary art.
Storytelling connects us to our roots and lives and helps explain who we are. When we move from one place to another, we carry our traditions, memories, and history with us and try to recreate what has been left to help define a new sense of belonging. Physical and emotional displacement can compose the essential elements of human existence. Events such as birth, growth, emotion, aspiration, conflict, and mortality, are part of who we are and can help tell our story. Rachelle’s work draws on this storytelling narrative, where the tension between the memories and the imagined plays out one loop at a time.