Have you met…Rilla Marshall?


Small Town Close To Water, 28.5x38.5, Handwoven, embroidered, hand-dyed elements, cotton, silk, wool

Rilla Marshall, Small Town Close To Water, 28.5×38.5, handwoven, embroidered, hand-dyed elements, cotton, silk, wool.

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Rilla Marshall.

Sable Island, handwoven and embroidered cotton

Rilla Marshall, Sable Island, handwoven and embroidered cotton.

EDUCATION
2007 : Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, Maine, USA. Small scale tapestry workshop with Jon Eric Riis.
2004 : Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University), Halifax, NS. BFA, Major in Textiles.

Rilla Marshall, Archipelago,  installation for Art in the Open Festival, 2013, Charlottetown, PEI.

Rilla Marshall, Archipelago (detail), installation for Art in the Open Festival, 2013, Charlottetown, PEI.

ARTIST STATEMENT

“My current work investigates the potential vulnerability of our coastal communities due to development, erosion and potential sea level rise. Referencing the terrain and shorelines of Canada’s east coast, my work depicts the liminal spaces where ocean meets land and considers the forces that shape our landscape.

With a particular focus on islands, my shoreline mapping uses weaving, embroidery and crochet to explore the constant negotiation between land and ocean and the ways this negotiation shapes our personal and collective relationship with our cultural identity. With a focus on hand-weaving, I integrate traditional textile patterning into my work, enabling me to bring the lay of the land to a human scale through the intimacy of hand-worked textiles. Through my practice, I acknowledge and investigate the tension between nostalgia, the inevitability of change and the fickle notion of progress.” RM

Rilla Marshall, Bottle Cove, 37x28, handwoven, embroidered,  hand-dyed elements, cotton.

Rilla Marshall, Bottle Cove, 37×28, handwoven, embroidered, hand-dyed elements, cotton.

Other material relating to Rilla Marshall.

Artist website: rillamarshall.wix.com

Artist Blog: Marshall Arts

Art Cloth Text: Rilla Marshall

The Velvet Highway: Rilla Marshall

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5 thoughts on “Have you met…Rilla Marshall?

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  3. I have admired Rilla’s work for several years now, ever since I was introduced to it (and Rilla!) at Love, Me in Halifax. Great to see her talent showcased here!

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