We have this very curated world but we forget that that’s just a slice of our world and the rest of our world is still chaotic and messy and imperfect.
- Name: Katrina Rodabaugh
- Website: katrinarodabaugh.com
- Field: Artist, Writer, Crafter
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My guest today is Katrina Rodabaugh – an artist, writer, and crafter who lives in Oakland CA with her two boys and husband. Katrina explores and examines environmental and social issues through her work: from large-scale mixed media installations, to social practice projects, to small handmade craft objects sold in her Etsy shop.
In today’s show we discuss Katrina’s 3 current projects. The first being Make Thrift Mend, a personal artist’s protest against fast fashion – will delve into why she got started, as well as specific techniques she’s employs within this project like the Japanese stitching and patching methods known as sashiko and boro respectively, as well as the Japanese sensibility Wabi Sabi,
We also cover about her brand new book The Paper Playhouse, a book with 22 projects for families to enjoy while recycling paper, boxes, and more (Its a beautiful book!). Lastly we get into Range Studio, a public art project she and her husband David Szlasa have developed and built creating micro-residencies in the heart of San Francisco for artists.
And like all of my interviews we touch on a myriad of topics in between!