In this time, in this place.
For everything there is a season – and it appears there is a timetable as well. This spring has been deliciously slow and very cool. This pace seems to fit with the way my recent art has been evolving.
I spent all of last month working on grants – and now it is back to color, thread, patterns, lines, paper spinning, drawing and dyes.
I am in the midst of setting up two looms to create a four panel piece that will include the hand spun Shifu threads from “Well Used, Well Loved.”
I have dyed 12 yards of a deep blue- black that will be a ground weave for the four panels. On the two outside panels (6’ by 2’) I will have a supplementary warp to stitch down the Shifu threads in horizontal lines. The effect I am seeking is that of a letter or document. The two inside panels (40” by 6”) will have the Shifu thread couched (stitched down) to the surface. The design is a pair of hands – a wide open palm and perhaps one hand in a mudra gesture.