• size 43" × 78" × 1"
  • year 2021
  • materials Indigo, logwood, oak gall, acorn, iron, and black walnut dye on linen
  • framed In Birch
“These works are inspired by the work of Merlin Sheldrake and his book Entangled Life as well as my ongoing dialogue with the natural world. Sheldrake shares the idea that living beings are not "things" but rather processes, and within this generous framing, I feel quite literally grounded. For it is in learning how infinitely connected life is to life that reminded me I am not a "thing", you are not a "thing" nor is the forest a "thing", but rather we are evolving, responding, complex and in relationship. These are words of liberation. In developing these pieces, there was a vulnerability in allowing so much complexity to show. Pushing these compositions to hold more shapes and more nuance was a space of not only exploration but emergent freedom. As the processing of the stress and isolation of pandemic life has brought these vulnerabilities close, I feel a resting safety in belonging to something familiar, something infinite.” — Carrie Crawford
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About the Artist

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Carrie Crawford (b. 1969) is a painter and textile artist working with indigo and other natural dyes. Her organic shapes result from a series of dips into various vats of wild-crafted and handmade dye. Inspired in part by raw landscape and felt experience, her work attempts to link land and body through earthen materials. She resides in Petaluma, CA with her family.

From the Journal

From the Journal

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  • Meet
  • Carrie Crawford
  • Carrie Crawford walks us through the complexities of working with natural dyes, the vulnerability of her process, and daily practices that contribute to her work.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Visit with Carrie Crawford
  • We visit Carrie Crawford's West Marin, CA studio to learn more about her strategies working with natural dyes.
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  • At Uprise
  • 15 of the year's best spaces
  • Out with 2020 and in with 2021. We're reflecting on all of the spaces that became home to Uprise Art over the past year.
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  • At Home
  • An urban farmhouse in North Carolina
  • Nestled in the hills of Hope Valley, our friends at Becky Shea Design transform this traditional North Carolina home into a modern hideaway.
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  • At Home
  • Modern meets vintage in SoHo
  • Located in the heart of SoHo, this neutral oasis is infused with subtle pops of color by our friends at Born on Bowery.
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  • At Uprise
  • 2021's best spaces
  • A roundup of this year's top interiors, from an eco-conscious mural in NoMad to an urban farmhouse in North Carolina.

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