Stephanie Hilvitz

Fiber and Mixed Media
Type: Fiber Arts
Style: Abstract

Stephanie attended California College of Arts and Crafts and graduated with a BFA in textiles from Colorado State University. Over the years she has created fiber art, bead work and mixed media assemblages.

For well over a decade she has explored the mythology, lore and science of the Monarch butterfly, the conversation between life and death, spirit and soul.
The beautiful ancient Mexican belief that the monarchs return each year after a 3000 mile migration as the souls of loved ones who have died expresses how we as people use myth and imagination to transcend loss and accept what cannot be truly known. This movement between the planes of life and death…or life and life are interweaving moments from one to the other as an expression of the wish to connect with our loved ones in a continuum of the soul and breath.

In the past few years she has returned to her fiber roots, deep diving into the alchemy of eco dyeing and finding calm in the slow work of stitching.

Stephanie teaches natural dyeing and eco printing workshops.