Topography 2018

For 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 lines are encoded into my being. A combination of warp and weft, of light movement and shadow are drawn and woven into pared down elements using a limited pallet.

Craftsmanship and process are important parts 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 creates subtle coloring and distinctive line.

I am fortunate to live in this place in the world. It’s beautiful. As Rachel Carson wrote “There is a deeply seated response to the natural universe, which is part of our humanity.”

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