Naomi Lawrence is a NYC Fiber Artist based in East Harlem. She works with acrylic yarn to create oversized 2-Dimensional crochet flowers, trees and wildlife. The site-specific installations are sewn onto chain-link fences in parks and public spaces.
Originally from England, UK she studied Floral Design at the University of Arts London and worked as a freelance events florist for some of Londons top floral designers including REBEL REBEL and Yan Skates.
Her first installation created in 2014, Blue Iris endeared her to the East Harlem community that she now calls home. Her installations take a few months to create but are generally approved by the city to stay in place for up to one year. They are often washed and refurbished to be reinstalled in various locations such as school playgrounds. Public engagement is a primary goal of each installation. The works become part of the urban landscape.
A Tree Grows in Harlem December 2018
Walls Ortiz Gallery 2230 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, NY
Flux Art Fair May 3-31 2016
Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem (Eugene McCabe Field 120th & Park Avenue)
Who is my Neighbor? NYC Sept 12 Dec 18 2015 (extended to Jan 2015)
Walls Ortiz Gallery 2204 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, NY
10027: A Travelling Performance Through West Harlem June 11-13 2015
Dances for a Variable Population
Grant Houses Basketball Court, 125th Street, NY 10027
50 Years of Flower Power (collaboration) June 17-21 2015
Prudence Mapstone Installation at Sydney Fibrefest, Australia