How are you working right now?
I’m working mostly with colored pencil and ink on paper and also on a series of small weavings.
What do you want to say about the DUMBO community?
I miss running into people in the street. I am relatively new to the neighborhood as an artist and I wish I could do studio visits with everyone!
What artist are you interested in and why?
Honestly, everyone is doing really great work and I am interested in this whole list!
Artwork & Artist Selection
I selected the following artists because I’m interested in their use of everyday materials to create interesting forms that beg to be touched and contemplated. I am curious about the stories behind the materials and the techniques used in each work. I also feel pain, frustration, and meditation in the work, which is really resonating with me right now during this pandemic and the racism that more and more people are recognizing as a reality of our nation.
About Stephanie Echeveste
Stephanie Echeveste is a mixed media artist who uses found materials, natural fibers, oil, acrylic, and watercolor to create assemblages, sculptures, and works on paper.
Stephanie is currently working with found and manipulated natural fibers and used plastic bags. She weaves, sews, embroiders, paints, and layers her materials to create imagery related to her personal experiences and imagined lives of her ancestors. Her work is rooted in her identity as a third-generation Chicana, her love of cities and public spaces, her struggle with social media and performed identities, and her struggle with personal time management.