Lea Thomas “Currents”

Trestle Gallery

poster for Lea Thomas “Currents”
[Image: Lea Thomas "Currents" (detail) (2019) Hemp, indigo]

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Curated by J. Simmz of Doppelgänger Projects

Lea Thomas is a New York-based fiber artist and musician. Originally from Maui, Hawaii, Lea’s work reflects on her unique perspective of the relationship between person and place. Informed by both academic and self-directed study in botanical sciences and traditional folk herbalism, Lea uses organic fibers and plant-based dyes to create weavings that celebrate the intelligence of the natural world.

With a lineage harkening back to the traditional use of Japanese indigo in its process and symbolism, Thomas’s work echoes the motion of her predecessors, diving far under the waves of deep time. As the fibers submerge into a vat of natural dye, so does one’s consciousness surge in connection to our environment, our humanity, and the depths of our psyches. “Tidal currents course through our deeps and shallows, yielding to the rhythmic pull of moon and sun. The undulations of our myriad intensities combine in ever-changing patterns reflected on our surface, just as the patterns of wave trains — are endlessly reconfigured over the face of the sea” (The Book of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypal Images, Taschen, 2010).

It is with this in mind that we present Lea Thomas | Currents at Trestle Gallery. Creating a dynamic environment with textiles, viewers may walk amongst the cerulean channels of nature and human identity, providing a space of reflection and rumination amongst the billows of blue.



from April 12, 2019 to May 08, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-04-12 from 19:00 to 21:00


Lea Thomas

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