Hart is a design studio that brings the inspiration of the outdoors inside.
Jamie Israelow, founder of Hart, is a textile artist based in western Massachusetts. Her background in photography and critical theory informs her visual approach to weaving, while her connection to the outdoors and experience working with native plants informs her approach to materials and process.
Informed by her background in art and cultivating native plants, she designs, dyes and weaves objects with narratives based in the natural world, but meant for the domestic realm. Her approach uses materials from a particular place to make pieces that reflect the experience of that environment.
In her new series of "Habitat" created as an artist in residence at the Textile Arts Center in New York City she explores ecosystems and the relationship between native and invasive plants. Using plants to dye fibers, she weaves their narratives together on a floor loom.
Everything created in the studio is one-of-a-kind. Custom commissions are welcome.