Friday, February 5, 2016

Student Spotlight on Rochelle Brickner, Mixed Media Artist

Rochelle Brickner’s recent work investigates the harmony and discord between living organisms through the use of natural and synthetic materials such as wool, cotton, silk, hand made paper, and plastic bags. She uses the tedious processes of felting and hand papermaking to relate to the systematic cycles in nature. Her BFA thesis work examines fungi and their essential part in our ecosystem through abstracted felt structures with hand made paper.

She graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2015 with an emphasis in Fiber. Some of Brickner’s textiles can be found in the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art museum shop and on her website.

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