Renie Breskin Adams
My work is most often based in fantasy and metaphor, reflecting a subjective view of the world. I enjoy constructing objects which are densely textured.
I work in a variety of fiber techniques and also draw, paint, and make images in my computer. I like the influence that each medium has on the others.
When working in fiber, I feel very much like a painter. Having been embroidering pictures since 1978, Im one of the pioneers in the contemporary genre. Though perhaps best known for embroidery, for many years prior to 1978 I wove tapestries, tied knots, and crocheted.
My mother taught me
how to crochet. It was my first fiber technique. Ive crocheted
I crocheted so much I had to wear bandages and leather gloves to protect my worn out fingers. Finally I had to quit … But still there are times when I must stop whatever Im doing for a crochet 'fix'.
My works have been widely exhibited, nationally and internationally, and are in private and public collections, including the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Ive taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and conducted many workshops, most recently at Penland, NC, and Split Rock, Duluth, MN.
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