Brooke Marks-Swanson
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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
South Bend, Indiana, USA
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
everywhere
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
I am a studio maker using my hands.
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http://www.brookemarksswanson.com
What media do you work with?
hand knit leather, precious materials

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I was born and raised in the middle of the United States, and I choose to remain where generations have worked and planted and harvested.  A desire for connection lead me to knitting.  My mother is an avid knitter.  I wanted to sit, observe and learn from her.  Pattern, rhythm, order, contrast, two simple stitches create fabric; divisions of land become visible through the quiet act of forming a knit and purl stitch in fine leather. Forged and fabricated traditional goldsmithing processes and precious materials are integral to my practice as a maker.  Luxury of freedom and vast space characterizes us to the rest of the world. Using perceived materials of luxury, I question the affluence of abundance through the fabric of our landscape.

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At 3:21pm on September 18, 2015, Brigitte Martin said…

Hello Brooke -

Welcome to crafthaus, the network for craft artists, craft organizations, and those who support them! I am very glad you joined us! Your crafthaus membership is valid through October 15, 2017.

Please look around, add your thoughts to the groups, blogs and discussions and post images and video. Crafthaus is a participatory sport so don't hold back. We truly welcome your thoughts, blogs, discussions and comments at any time. This is the point of crafthaus!

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