Harvesting Color

June 01, 2011
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When Rebecca Burgess was majoring in art history at the University of California, Davis, she had a disturbing epiphany: The synthetically produced materials she used in studio art classes were often detrimental to their inspiration—nature. She began exploring more positive, holistic links between art and the natural world, studying Native American basketry and the work of Southeast Asian textile cooperatives.