My studio is a loft with built-in storage and workspaces in my post-and-beam
home situated in the forest on some 14 acres, providing complete solitude and
privacy. The studio is outside my bedroom and above my living room, capturing
light from all sides with its cathedral ceiling and fir beams. I feel inspired
by my own work displayed around me. The unique qualities of the space are the
accessibility and the convenience, making it such an important part of my daily
life. The openness of the loft is ideally suited to working in fiber arts, and
when I need to dye or spray I can easily go outdoors and use my space in the forest.
Studio photos: Rhoda Juels.
Rhoda Juels, Identities of Fulfillment
and Hardship, 2006; hemp, silk, thread, rope, fabric, artist's hair, brass
screen, beads, bug, and batting; hand embroidery, sewing, dyeing, gluing, crochet;
87" x 57" x 5". Photo: Ronald Juels.