Sunday, January 2, 2011

Lacy Jane Roberts

b. 1980 in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA.
“My current work merges craft with objects of violence and control to examine large structures of power and how they might be interrupted by ways of making that are often labelled as gendered, amateur and low.  By hand-weaving razor wire fences that have been ensconced with yarn knitted on children’s toy knitting machines and morphing seminal craft tools like spinning wheels into cyborg like creatures, notions of what it means to ‘master’ (one’s tools) are thrown into question.  To ‘master’ is to wield power over others, but to ‘master’ in the context of craft is to possess a self-sufficient creative agency over materials and tools.”    

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