Video From FEEDBACK FRIDAY: (Alumnae) Brece Honeycutt + Anita Cazzola Talk Waste

Last time on FEEDBACK FRIDAY, we welcomed back FEEDBACK FRIDAY alumnae Brece Honeycutt and Anita Cazzola. The two engaged in a conversation about waste: wasted color, waste as invasive, waste as wasted time to not stop and smell the flowers, color under our feet people see as waste (the dandelion?!), color in sad places people see as waste…

With Brece recently home from a month-long residency at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (see in her bio below), and Anita in the middle of doing a residency at the New Brunswick College for Craft and Design, we got to experience a lot of inspiration.

(above, Brece’s image of dandelions)

Here’s that book Brece told us about: The Wild Wisdom of Weeds:  13 Essential Plants for Human Survival by Katrina Blair

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About Brece Honeycutt and Anita Cazzola:

Brece Honeycutt is an artist who makes nature and history based drawings, installations and videos.  Honeycutt holds a B.A. in Art History from Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY) and an M.F.A. in sculpture from Columbia University (New York, NY).

Honeycutt continues her long-term research project documenting the Shaker communal society through residencies and fellowships. Recently, she was awarded a 2023 Winterthur Maker-Creator Fellowship for her project, Prismatic Utopia, exploring manuscripts and objects in their Andrews Shaker Collection (Wilmington DE); and in 2020, she was an Artist in Residence at Hancock Shaker Village (Pittsfield, MA).  She looks forward to presenting her research as part of the Slade School of Art’s, Colour and Poetry:  A Symposium V on March 21, 2023.

Concurrently, Honeycutt’s series makingAWARE manifests in walks, writings, archival research, video essays & natural dye workshops, hoping to bring attention to the natural around us. In 2022, Art Omi (Ghent, NY) invited her to lead walks for their Ecological Series;  Copy Press UK published her audio-visual essay,‘A Bird to overhear’ for their Becoming Fireflies series: and, the American Antiquarian Society (Worcester, MA) invited her to discuss her ‘weed & bird’ based research project for their Artist in the Archive Series.



A few links: 

Slade Symposium talk

‘A Bird to overhear‘ video and talk

About Anita:



Anita Cazzola is a weaver, natural dyer, textile repairer, and installation artist. Her work inhabits the intersections between textiles, wild plants, geography, and the built human environment. Exploring the material and metaphorical complexities of cloth and plants, Anita reconsiders the destructive assumptions of decay and disintegration as means of resistance, reclamation and healing.

Anita holds a BFA (with distinction) from OCAD University, where she studied Sculpture and Installation and minored in Material Arts and Design with a focus in Textiles.  Anita has exhibited her works in solo and group exhibitions including Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, ON; Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, ON; and Nuit Blanche, Toronto, ON. Anita spent the summer and autumn of 2021 as the Artist in Residence for the City of Guelph, developing her “Botanical Reclamation” project.


If you are not familiar with FEEDBACK FRIDAY, every week, we speak with dyers, artists, scientists and scholars about our favorite topic, natural dyeing and color. Curated by Amy DuFault, Botanical Colors’ Sustainability Director and presented by Botanical Colors’ Founder Kathy Hattori.