Through weaving and stitching, I convert complex, intense experiences and emotions into vivid visual forms. Striving for balance, my work releases contained or hidden pain or provides solace by invoking the healing power of nature and spirit. I collect objects suffused with personal meaning and combine them with traditional and non-traditional materials using ancient fiber techniques. What many would throw away I hold onto as evidence of the invisible, incorporeal, or transitory. Each sculpture tells a story, primarily personal, yet often universal.
Kimberley Harding creates sculptural and installation works using basketry and other fiber techniques. Recently relocated to Portland, ME, Harding has exhibited in numerous galleries and sites in the Greater Boston area, Eastern and Central Massachusetts, Maine, and online. Nature, personal experience, and social issues are the sources for her work. She has collaborated with fellow artist Laurie Bogdan to produce installations for two recent Art Rambles in Concord, MA, and at New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill. In 2021 they co-curated the Art Ramble for the Umbrella Arts Center. They received grants from the Maynard, MA and Arlington, MA Cultural Councils to exhibit their environmental piece, Confluence, as part of educational initiatives in those two towns.
National Basketry Organization
New England Sculptors Association
Northeast Basketmakers Guild: Vice President, April 2022 - present, past Treasurer (2020-223))
Surface Design Association: New England Leadership Committee, July 2022 - present