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I am available for commissions. Please contact me at tessa.e.kramer@gmail.com for more info.

 

Tessa Estelle Kramer is a weaver and fiber artist living and working in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York.

"From a young age I was drawn to textiles and fabric. My Grandmother taught me how to hand-sew when I was a child and since then I have always gravitated towards fabric, the more textural and vibrant the better.  When I was introduced to weaving, something clicked - I can make my own cloth- my own fabric! Using natural fiber yarns, raw wool,  found and up-cycled pieces of fabric and paper I create 'landscapes' and textural planes on a turn-of-the-century, four-harness table loom.  The pieces in this exhibit are all pieces I have made in New York since I moved here 10 months ago from Tucson, Arizona.  The colors, plants, and sunsets of the Southwest are all strong influences and let me explore my roots, while also helping me process and embrace my new home in Brooklyn. 

 

My most recent series is named Creosote after one of the most prominent plants in Southern Arizona, Mexico and Texas.  The Creosote bush has many indigenous uses and reigns most prominent in people's minds for the lovely scent that it brings the desert during the summer monsoon season."

 

-Tessa Kramer March 2016, Brooklyn New York