Rebecca Paradies

About Rebecca Paradies

As a child, I would play in the garden creating mud huts and pathways for my troll dolls. I would make clothing out of leaves, twigs and whatever natural materials I could find. I was always creating using materials in out of context environments. I left college with a BFA in fiber arts and began exploring mixed media painting and collage. Eventually I found my way back to mud and began combining wire, sticks, thorns, feathers and my grandmothers buttons. I would weave and sew these items onto my handbuilt pots. Mud and fiber together again!
I have exhibited in the TMA biannual, collective shows at Pima Community College, Tohono Chul gallery, and various other galleries and private collections .
My philosophy is simple, keep creating, enjoy the process even when it is a constant exercise of solving problems , ripping out a finished piece and beginning again. Several of my pieces have gone through many many incarnations, pairing down to it's true essence. This process keeps me engaged and interested even when I sometimes want to throw the piece across the room.
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