Isolation is a free-motion quilted piece, framed in knitting and executed during this long hard pandemic winter. One part of a triptych, isolation is a study in how it feels to be isolated while surrounded by the unknowns of contracting a disease that might prove to be of little consequence, on the one hand, or kill you, on the other. The new administration, the increasing number of vaccinations, and the coming of spring offer glimmers of hope at the end of this difficult period, no doubt to be reflected in my future work.
Copyright © 2021 Adrienne Sloane
From her Lexington, Massachusetts studio, fiber artist Adrienne Sloane creates work that often has a political focus, even as she remains mindful of the rich historical context of her medium. Her practice reveals a deep dive into all forms of sculptural structures knit by hand and by machine while more recent pieces employ a broader range of fiber approaches and techniques. She has taught and exhibited internationally and shared her knowledge with indigenous knitters in Bolivia and Peru through work on various economic empowerment projects. Two of her pieces, “At the End of My Rope” and “The Unraveling” are included in the online exhibit Out of the Fray at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.