Alayna Rasile

A photograph of a work of art involving a loom, microphones and an urban environment entitled: WEAV FM Morning Edition 5:40:18 of audio recording and 6 yards of woven cotton cloth Brooklyn, NY.
WEAV FM Morning Edition5:40:18 of audio recording and 6 yards of woven cotton clothBrooklyn, NY2015
Audio archive available at goo.gl/nj2CEW
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A photograph of a work of art involving a loom, microphones and an outdoor environment entitled: WEAV FM West 5:32:39 of audio recording and 7 yards of woven cotton cloth Helena, MT 2015.
WEAV FM West5:32:39 of audio recording and 7 yards of wovencotton clothHelena, MT2015
Audio archive available at https://goo.gl/Vef5cO
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An image of a woven, raw silk artwork entitled: 'I have nothing to say, and I’m saying'
I have nothing to say, and I’m saying itraw silk8.5’’ x 33’"2018
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An image of a work of art, made of double woven cotton with plant dyes entitled: 'Now Two Are One'
Now Two Are Onedouble woven cotton with plant dyes12'' x 21''2019
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An image of a work of art made of milkweed, wool and natural dyes floating on water, entitled: 'Transportation for a Wisher I'
Transportation for a Wisher Imilkweed, wool, natural dyes27’’x 45’’2017
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An image of a work of art made of milkweed, wool and natural dyes floating on water, entitled: 'Transportation for a Wisher II'
Transportation for a Wisher IImilkweed, wool, natural dyes32’’x 80’’2018
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With the verve of an astronaut or a child with a butterfly net, the work of Alayna Rasile celebrates the most persistent zeitgeist in human history: wonder. Ceaselessly self-taught and collaboratively active, Rasile’s interdisciplinary approach to weaving enjoys wandering through a conceptual, mechanical and aesthetic landscape. Playful yet inquisitive, innovative yet technical, Rasile’s work celebrates the passage of time as an active gesture.

-Ian Carstens

Alayna Rasile

Within the limitations of warp and weft, Alayna uses the axes of space and time as a framework for materials to tell stories. Her work involves foraged fibers and found fabrics, plant-dyes, woven cloth, and FM transmitters broadcasting loom sounds. Alayna's projects come about as a personal response to place, an exploration of a feeling, and a forecast for a future where textiles are lifelines. With a practice built out of healthy materials, healing processes, and a hopeful worldview - Alayna's woven work is an effort to creatively consider future textiles through material innovation and the application of traditional weaving techniques.

In addition to being a featured artist with Glass Breakfast you can find Alayna Rasile's work at alaynarasile.com, on Instagram and their collaborative work at May West.