“Drawing from both my background in traditional landscape painting and my interest in weaving, my current body of work focuses on my relationship to place. As part of this exploration, I collect artifacts in the form of objects, shapes and color palettes. By investigating the smaller aspects of my daily environment, particularly those that I can hold in the palm of my hand, I able to connect to a place. This process helps me to experience the intimate in an immense and often complex landscape.
Using this source material as inspiration, I create woven paper collages that are modular with small forms being dissected and gathered, much like stones accumulating into a mountain. Each piece relates directly to a specific location. The color palette is inspired by found objects, and the organic paper forms take their shape from rubbings of cracks and other physical markings in that same environment. Borrowing from the language of weaving, clusters of paper are layered and suspended in space by the tension of threads. Delicate yet strengthened by their interwoven structure, these forms reach upward in harmony. This reflects a need to find and cultivate peace in a world clamoring with noise.” — Tegan Broyzna Roberts
About Tegan Brozyna Roberts
Originally from the Philadelphia area, Tegan Brozyna Roberts is a Brooklyn-based artist. Her work draws from a background in painting and sculpture as well as a long family tradition in textiles. Tegan holds a MFA from Brooklyn College where she was a Graduate Teaching Fellow and Cerf Awardee. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including shows at The New York Public Library, Porter Contemporary in New York, Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Long Beach Township, New Jersey, and Baum School of Art in Pennsylvania. She is also a former artist in residence at World Class Learning Academy in New York, Textile Arts Center in Manhattan and the Icelandic Textile Centre in Blönduós, Iceland. Learn more here.