• size 34" × 24" × 1"
  • year 2020
  • materials Indigo, logwood, oak gall, acorn, iron, and black walnut dye on linen
  • framed In birch
“Water and sky themes loom large in the most recent body of work, which feel even more relevant in this time of great change and uncertainty. The title for this series was inspired by the Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hahn's teaching on clouds as ever evolving forms. While I was creating this body of work I found myself tracing the evolution of clouds: from rain, to creeks, to vapor, tea, tears, ocean, and back to rain. The poetry of phenomena from the natural world merging with human life and experience reminds me that I contain the earth just as the earth contains me.” — 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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