Artist Statement Submitted 2019For the last several years I’ve been working on a series of linen tapestries inspired by observations of common patterns and natural complexity. These are images grounded in my Southern experience living under a large canopy of trees. Silhouettes with light obliterating line are encoded into my being. A combination of warp and weft, of light movement and shadow are drawn and woven into pared down elements with a limited pallet.
Craftsmenship and process are an important part of this work. Weaving is slow and meditative. The tapestries are woven on a vertical tapestry loom with linen that is hand dyed and over dyed several times layering color and variation into the yarn. This process of dyeing and weaving create subtle coloring and distinctive line.
I am fortunate to live in this place in the world. It’s beautiful. As Rachael Carson wrote “There is a deeply seated response to the natural universe, which is part of our humanity