Tapestries 2011-2020

New Directions

In the fall of 2019, suddenly with a lot more time to be in my studio, I started experimenting a bit with woodling – doodling while weaving. I used my woodles to learn to weave patterns directly, by counting warp threads and weft passes. After the woodles, I began working on collaged, patterned designs in Photoshop. I had been playing with Photoshop techniques for a while. Most of the designs combine patterns and details from old textiles. My goal is to fuse the source material visually so that something new arises. The imagery from the source material is usually recognizable, but not necessarily obvious.

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left to right:
Wander 60″ x 30″
Boundless, 20.5″ x 10″

Reconsider 2, 23.5″ x 8″

Explorations in continuing themes

For Frida, 10″ x 7.75″

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top left to bottom right:
Untitled #137, 10″ x 9″
Untitled # 137, detail
Untitled #139, 10″ x 9″
unBUTTON, 9″ x 7″
Untitled #140, 15″ x 18″
Lewisia, 5″ x 7″

Hanjin, 5″ x 15″