About rebeccasiemering

Rebecca Siemering was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1974, and lives and works in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. She received a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis and is an artist, arts administrator, and curator. For the majority of her career, she has explored the theme of “wanting the good life,” utilizing found materials. Currently, she is producing sculptures and textile art for her “Lottery Project” by taking a daily walk in the neighborhood and picking up thrown away scratch tickets. From her findings, ​she creates animistic textile pieces and tapestries. Her methodical, yet compulsive style of stitch and needlework reflects the original obsession-to rise above the mundane, the sculpture embodying a soul that exists apart from the corporeal article of ink and pulp. Her recycled, paper-based work is in the collection of Fidelity Investments, and in traveling in shows with the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum, the Fuller Craft Museum and Fiber Art International.

New

Happiness is trying a new skill, and remembering a few old ones, too. In the studio, paper making, silkscreen printmaking and more.

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Lots of math in the studio these days

Fall projects: boxes, printing and paper. Measuring twice, weights and measures.

Sound

My daughter Asha and I are in a sound art project in the Cities and Memory: Protest and Politics. My husband Erik Gould not only takes photographs, but records sounds for some of his projects. He recorded all our voices chanting,’We want a leader! Not a crazy tweeter!” for Belly Full Of Stars (Kim Rueger) contribution. Click on the map, and find San Franciso. You will hear the original recording of protest, and Kim Rueger’s interpretations. She put a call out to friends to help her with the recording, and she featured the youngest voice at the beginning and end, and it’s Asha! I have a tiny bit in the end, too. This site is great if you have not discovered it yet. Recordings all around the world, of everyday things for posterity.

Wish

Starting to pair pieces together.

All that glitters…..

Parts

Once the pieces are done, everything falls into place. Parts, parts and more parts. #lottery #fiberart

Spoons

More work in the shop soon!