Alayna Rasile

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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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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I have nothing to say, and I’m saying itraw silk8.5’’ x 33’"2018
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Now Two Are Onedouble woven cotton with plant dyes12'' x 21''2019
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Transportation for a Wisher Imilkweed, wool, natural dyes27’’x 45’’2017
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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 and a deeply personal connection to place, the work of Alayna Rasile celebrates the most foundational zeitgeist in human history: wonder. Ceaslely self-taught and collaboratively active, Rasile’s interdisciplinary approach to weaving enjoys wandering through the conceptual, technical and aesthetic landscape. Playful yet inquisitive, innovative yet technical, Rasile’s work celebrates the passage of time as with 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 and on Instagram.

Featured Artist June 1 - June 30 2019