STEPHANIE RYBCZYN is a textile artist based in Halifax, NS. She is in love with texture and the tactile world, and is interested in the transformative power of sensory experience. Her past work has focused intensely on grief and mourning. Now she is moving in/around ideas of healing, trust, and goodbyes, exploring connections between these concepts and the making/ wearing of cloth.
Stephanie studied fashion and textiles at NSCAD, and now seems to be drifting towards performance work. She is interested in how different spaces - shape and materials- affect the body’s movement, thus affecting the mind/ emotions. Spaces are all ephemeral to some degree, degrading as they are worn, or as nature takes its course. As a space breaks down, it transforms, perhaps becoming looser and freeing, or constricting the body in a new way. The movement of the body in spaces small and large has an effect on one’s state of mind. Stephanie is interested in creating spaces for the body while considering all the aspects of sensory experience. Through this, she aims to cultivate space to explore different emotions, allowing for some untangling of sticky threads in the mind, (potentially) leading to some degree of healing.
More things here: www.stephanie-rybczyn.com