'Possibilities' to Open This Weekend in West Hempstead
Roosevelt, New York-based fiber artist Alicia Evans opens her one-woman show "Possibilities" - highlighting her unique textile fiber art which takes crochet to an entire new level - with a reception on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the Creative Corner (482 Hempstead Avenue, West Hempstead, NY), a unique music and visual arts space. With designs reflective of whirling abstracts, bursts of color and decidedly organic intensity works, the opening reception begins at 2:00pm. Admission free, RSVP requested. For more information on the exhibit, which runs through November 6th, contact: Creativecorner482@gmail.com or call 516 385 - 8782
While the world of crochet and knitting experiences mass re-discovery in our nation, the niche sector of weaving wall art takes on a whole new twist in the new Possibilities art exhibit featuring crocheted textile
"My needle opens my door to expansive creativity," says fiber artist Evans. "I usually spend weeks, months on a piece not knowing what the outcome will be. It is during the sculpting process that I mold and am able to see the finished work. I allow the yarn to speak."
Evans Lets The Yarn Speak - Her Creative Process
According to Evans, the process of weaving and then sculpting her work is directed by the yarn. She describes her creating process involves allowing the yarn to be positioned in a natural way when laid out for sculpting.
"First I weave the yarn and then lay it out to be sculpted upon natural backgrounds of jute, bamboo or burlap. I allow the yarn to form natural positioning. You have to be sensitive, empathetic to the movement of the natural way yarn wants to twist, to move, to be laid out upon the background. After weaved, the yarn naturally positions itself in a certain way which can only be seen when I've completed the crochet process."
While this process may be difficult to describe, Evans breaks it down simply, "It's like hair. Yarn is like hair and sometimes you have to coax it into position or allow it to flow in its natural pattern. It's taken me a few years to develop this but that's what makes my work so exciting...knowing how to speak the language of the yarn into art."
Evans appears to translate the language of the yarn wonderfully in an exhibit which brilliantly reveals pure, down-to-earth understanding of how to beautifully twist, intertwine and marvel in the world of fiber arts.
"There are so many possibilities when creating designs. Thus, the name of my forthcoming show, " says Evans. "I live my life within the realm of possibilities. While my profession is teaching social media and PR at City College of New York, I now take teaching to another level; I teach how life can be lived within expanded possibilities. Yes!"