Looking Out / Looking In
2021 Member's Exhibition



Rebecca Kelly

Rebecca is a curator, storyteller, natural dyer, book and textile artist and weaves her art forms together to make new forms like innovative book arts, embroidered, knitted and crocheted artwork and natural watercolor paintings. Her work has been exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Library, St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY and the Hunterdon Art Museum.

abandoned barn

During the pandemic, I moved from Manhattan to rural Upper Black Eddy, PA. My new normal is living on a former orchard. On the property is an abandoned barn. This a rendering of the barn. The materials I used include twigs from the river birch. I drew and painted with  ink that I made from foraged black walnuts also in the property. The barn represents the isolation of living here and also the glassless windows are a portal to new possibilities.

7" x 6" x 1/8 "
Paper, graphite, walnut ink, hand dyed silk ribbon

my old friend john

In this piece that commemorates the assassination of President John Kennedy, we the world look in at this tragedy while Jack and Jackie look out at the world from a convertible. I choose the book form of Jacob's Ladder for truly Kennedy's brutal death was a time in the world when we collectively (like Jacob in the Bible) wrestled with the angels to find peace.

16" x 3"
Altered book pages, ribbon, printmaking and book board.