summer 2017 – Suspended Shapes by Allyson Rousseau
Allyson Rousseau’s work explores the relationship between traditional materials and contemporary design. With each piece, and each new idea, her goal is to express a simple concept of good design by breaking down the five design elements; colour, shape, texture, space, and form. This focus results in work that is both playful in design and aesthetic, and yet sophisticated in skill and execution. Allyson is currently interested in exploring new ways to challenge and elevate the traditional notions of weaving.
Rousseau is a fiber artist and designer based out of Montréal, Québec, Canada.
She studied studio art at the University of Guelph, with a focus in drawing and sculpture. It wasn’t until her final year of study in 2013, that she taught herself to weave. This interest began out of her curiosity and admiration for other artists working with textiles, and very quickly escalated into a daily practice that fills most of her time, four years later.
Rousseau has created close to 200 custom pieces for homes in Canada, the US, Australia, Italy, France, Norway, Switzerland, Israel, and the UK. She thoroughly enjoys collaborating with clients on new ideas, and designing pieces that will suit a particular space or aesthetic.
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