Larraine Seiden

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I use the language of textile arts to witness the everyday. Far from emerging out of a quiet artist’s retreat, my work comes directly out of the chaos of contemporary life--in the found spaces between juggling young children, teaching jobs, stacked chores, and an iPhone. My art practice is my meditation, through which I seek moments of transcendence against the intense chatter of this moment.

Throughout my work, fabric suggests an intersection between the pliable self and the more rigid built world it inhabits. Paper ephemera such as lists, grids, blueprints, and calendars give structure to shape a personal architecture. I piece together and embed those fragments in my work, like an improvisational quilter who sees through her formalist lens.