Molly Haynes is a textile artist working primarily in woven sculpture. She experiments within the restrictions of the loom to hand-weave tactile forms which balance systematic order with expressive materials. When hung on the walls or in space, these forms reflect a sense of awe one may feel when witnessing natural phenomena intersecting with the built environment. Molly earned her BFA in Textiles at the Rhode Island School of Design. A Massachusetts native - her studio is currently located in Los Angeles.
All of the smaller weaving below are from FLOAT LINE, her summer 2020 exhibition at Room 68.
Float Line is a series which began a year ago during my residency at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts on Deer Isle, Maine. All of the works are woven with salvaged lobster line - collected from transfer stations and beaches from Maine to Massachusetts. Through the process of untwisting and re-weaving, this discarded manufactured fiber distorts the woven grid and unfurls with plant-like growth. In this vibrant series, waste becomes a catalyst for experimental discovery.