Charlotte Hamlin currently teaches in the Textile Design and Fiber Arts Program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She received a BA in Anthropology from University of Pennsylvania, a BSN in Nursing from Columbia, an MS in Nursing from Boston University and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 1998. Charlotte was a Finalist in Sculpture/Installation for the 2001 Massachusetts Cultural Council Awards and has received residencies at Ucross in Wyoming and at the Edward Albee Foundation in New York. Her work has appeared in national and regional shows including the Chautauqua International for Fiberart, Textiles: Contemplative Language in Edwardsville IL, and Contemporary Visions in Bridgeport CT.
"Earlier work addresses loss and the attachment that precedes it. I attempted to capture the moment when the absence is physically known. Recently, ideas of mid-life are taking form - of finding oneself in unexpected circumstances, examining trust, love, the currents ahead, the unfulfilled expectations. Phrases from conversations, conjunctions of words, and observations of the quotidian stir the mind and the senses. I begin by distilling what it was that caught my attention. Images float up and wed themselves to material and form. If promising, the piece elicits the same ping as the initial observation."