Crafting Home at The Brooklyn Cottage, March 2014
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The home is a haven where we can explore who we are; experiment with boundaries between family, lovers and friends; experience intimacy for the first time; meditate and create. Through diverse media and techniques (knitting, weaving, live plants, paint, collage, poetry, embroidery, appliquÃ©, drawing), the artists in Crafting Home address these concepts and more, transforming the Brooklyn Cottageâ€™s ground floor apartment into a walk-in art installation. Sculptures that seem as though theyâ€™re part of the home decor will rest on kitchen countertops, couches and desks; hand-stitched textiles will adorn the bed and couch; house plants will impart poetry. Exhibited artwork will include works in progress, as well as finished piecesâ€“ emphasizing that, for several of the artists, home is a creative studio.