“I am a contemporary abstract artist. For my medium, I use traditional tapestry techniques and hand-dyed silks of varied textures and sheens along with metallic threads woven on a cotton warp. Instead of applying paint to canvas, I dye the fibers first and then, in essence, weave my own canvas. This creates a tactile, immediate surface that interacts with light in a very unique way. Working with the language of color I use hundreds of color combinations in each of my pieces. Applying the chiaroscuro effect of balancing light and dark I attempt to illuminate the space between the interior and exterior landscapes of life.”
Santa Fe, NM
FROM THE CRITICS:
“This show, on view in a modest recycled space, can only hint at the range of work produced by its four artists, who are from different parts of the country and have significant exhibition careers…Included are weavings by Rebecca Bluestone…Subtle movement, created through graduated increases and decreases in the degree of light built into clustered horizontal bars in Ms. Bluestones Hexagram/4, encourages a rather sophisticated perceptual adjustment“.
Phyllis Braff, The New York Times
“…three works from her Four Corners series: its a shame they can’t all be shown together, because their shifting colors and their varying patterns of small squares are closely related variations on a theme…The small squares draw no immediate associations for me, but they don’t seem random. I imagine a code that only Bluestone knows. It gives a certain mystery to a very simple composition”.
Janet Koplos, Senior Editor Art in America