Gray Costin "Bird song"
embroidery thread on vintage postcard
hand-stitching on paper
9" x 10.5" framed
"In recent years, I have increasingly come to enjoy hand-stitching, quilting, and visible mending for its meditative process and nod to resource-tending in textile traditions. This piece is an expression of resilience and joy in an uncertain world."
Spending a season as a studio assistant at Peters Valley was a formative juncture that cemented my belief in the value of creative community, access to studio equipment, and guided exploratory learning, and has informed my desire to work professionally in the facilitation of similar spaces. I am currently pursuing a Certificate in Arts Management at UMass-Amherst with the goal of developing a makerspace organization in my home community.Gray Costin, Montpelier, VT
Gray is an interdisciplinary artist and foodmaker based in Vermont. She graduated from Sterling College in 2015 with degrees in Environmental Humanities and Sustainable Food Systems, where her studies culminated in an illustrated research narrative titled, “Together with Bread: Food, Culture, and Community from the Vermont Hearth”. Her practice is deeply influenced by place and relationship-building with the natural world.
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