Data Diary: October 7, 2022, Rachel Wittels, Fiber ’23


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    8” x 8”

    Cotton & acrylic yarns, Card stock key

    This piece is one in a series of 31 double cloth data visualization weavings of the artist’s daily life each day of last October. Every element of the design notes an experience, for instance fringe symbolizes the weather, knots indicate amount of money spent, and embroidered shapes indicate emotions. Attached to the back of every weaving is a key to decode each day. More works from this series are avaliable during open studios. To inquire about the price of the full, complete series together, please email

    Item is located in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Local pickup available. Domestic shipping is available for an additional fee of $11. Delivery available within 25 minutes of Bloomfield Hills, MI.

    Rachel Wittels is an artist and art teacher from Rochester, New York. She earned her BS/MS.ED in Art Education with a minor in technical theater costuming from Nazareth College in Rochester. Relocating in 2017, Wittels spent four years as an emerging artist and art educator living in New York City. Teaching high school art at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music, Art, & Performing Arts, she primarily worked with students on fashion and digital arts, and fostered community partnerships with institutions such the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Marc Jacobs Fashion Company. In partnership with her teaching, Wittels’ studio practice is rooted in textile arts- most notably weaving, data visualization and the shared history between these two processes. Her most recent exhibitions include Threads that Bind with Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in Brooklyn, New York, the Detroit Artist Market’s 2023 Annual Scholarship Exhibition, Cranbrook Academy of Art’s 2023 Graduate Art Exhibition at Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills Michigan, and the biannual 68th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester New York. She has also been recently featured in Detroit based artist publication Clearline Zine Issue 004: Air, Fashion, Action and Issue 4 of New Visionary Art Magazine hosted by New York’s Visionary Art Collective. Her most recent relocation to Detroit, Michigan in fall of 2021 is in pursuit of her MFA with the class of 2023, housed within the Fiber Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art.