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Molly Haynes is a Brooklyn-based textile artist pursuing weaving as a form of sculpture through a language of controlled yet expressive materials. She experiments within the restrictions of a loom to weave layered compositions which, when hung on the walls or in space, reflect a sense of awe one may feel when witnessing natural phenomena intersecting with the built environment.

Hefty materials, oftentimes humble and unexpected, dictate the final form of each piece. Sisal twine, salvaged marine rope, cotton clothesline, and mill-end wools make for enlivened surfaces, yet abide by the strict control of the weave structure and austere color palette. The material becomes a physical marker of place and time.

Each weft is manually inserted row by row on a warp of carefully organized threads. After weaving, certain materials such as the sisal twine distort and curve as they absorb moisture in the air, resulting in an undulating form which does not want to be tamed into a flat wallhanging. Through embracing the materials’ difficult nature, the piece gains a spirit of its own. The sisal is oftentimes untwisted to reveal the inner character of the plant fiber, resulting in a burst of fringe. Such bursts and distortions activate space in the same way marsh grasses blow in the wind or the burl of a tree might grow through a fence. We are constantly observing sublime acts of natural force—large and small. The weavings become controlled landscapes which embody these sensory events.

Molly Haynes is a Brooklyn-based textile artist pursuing weaving as a form of sculpture through a language of controlled yet expressive materials. She experiments within the restrictions of a loom to weave layered compositions which, when hung on the walls or in space, reflect a sense of awe one may feel when witnessing natural phenomena intersecting with the built environment.

Hefty materials, oftentimes humble and unexpected, dictate the final form of each piece. Sisal twine, salvaged marine rope, cotton clothesline, and mill-end wools make for enlivened surfaces, yet abide by the strict control of the weave structure and austere color palette. The material becomes a physical marker of place and time.

Each weft is manually inserted row by row on a warp of carefully organized threads. After weaving, certain materials such as the sisal twine distort and curve as they absorb moisture in the air, resulting in an undulating form which does not want to be tamed into a flat wallhanging. Through embracing the materials’ difficult nature, the piece gains a spirit of its own. The sisal is oftentimes untwisted to reveal the inner character of the plant fiber, resulting in a burst of fringe. Such bursts and distortions activate space in the same way marsh grasses blow in the wind or the burl of a tree might grow through a fence. We are constantly observing sublime acts of natural force—large and small. The weavings become controlled landscapes which embody these sensory events.

Molly Haynes Embedded Line
Molly Haynes Hither

Molly Haynes Hither

$ 3,000.00

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