CHIMERA   I wove these samples on a 24-harness AVL dobby loom as a collection of wallcoverings, space dividers, and upholstery fabric. I wanted them play between feelings of comfort and claustrophobia associated with repetition, and become active (occasionally frenetic) components to a room.   Martin Ramirez’ prints and perspectives on the interaction of time and movement through space were big inspirations for this project. With his bold repeated line work, subtle shifts in color, and dense papers, his prints are at once hyper and comforting -- spatious and dense.  I wanted my pieces to recognize and celebrate the absurdity and movement of the places they inhabit. To do this, I worked with densely repeating, disorienting patterns, broken up by quiet pops of unexpected color and subtlely space-dyed yarns.     Dobby Woven, 2016.  Hand space-dyed linen, wool, cotton cord. 

CHIMERA

I wove these samples on a 24-harness AVL dobby loom as a collection of wallcoverings, space dividers, and upholstery fabric. I wanted them play between feelings of comfort and claustrophobia associated with repetition, and become active (occasionally frenetic) components to a room. 

Martin Ramirez’ prints and perspectives on the interaction of time and movement through space were big inspirations for this project. With his bold repeated line work, subtle shifts in color, and dense papers, his prints are at once hyper and comforting -- spatious and dense.

I wanted my pieces to recognize and celebrate the absurdity and movement of the places they inhabit. To do this, I worked with densely repeating, disorienting patterns, broken up by quiet pops of unexpected color and subtlely space-dyed yarns.

 

Dobby Woven, 2016. Hand space-dyed linen, wool, cotton cord. 

 Dobby Woven, 2016.  Hand space-dyed linen, wool, monofilament, cotton cord. 

Dobby Woven, 2016. Hand space-dyed linen, wool, monofilament, cotton cord. 

 Dobby Woven, 2016. Hand space-dyed cotton, polyester.

Dobby Woven, 2016. Hand space-dyed cotton, polyester.

 Dobby Woven, 2016.  Linen, cotton, wool. 

Dobby Woven, 2016. Linen, cotton, wool. 

 Dobby, 2016.  Linen, cotton, wool. 

Dobby, 2016. Linen, cotton, wool. 

 Dobby, 2016.  Minifilament, mohair, polyester. 

Dobby, 2016. Minifilament, mohair, polyester. 

 Dobby Woven, 2016.  Hand space-dyed linen, monofilament. 

Dobby Woven, 2016. Hand space-dyed linen, monofilament. 

 Dobby, 2016.  Wool, cotton, polyester.

Dobby, 2016. Wool, cotton, polyester.

 Dobby, 2016.  Wool, rayon, silk crepe. 

Dobby, 2016. Wool, rayon, silk crepe. 

  CHIMERA   I wove these samples on a 24-harness AVL dobby loom as a collection of wallcoverings, space dividers, and upholstery fabric. I wanted them play between feelings of comfort and claustrophobia associated with repetition, and become active (occasionally frenetic) components to a room.   Martin Ramirez’ prints and perspectives on the interaction of time and movement through space were big inspirations for this project. With his bold repeated line work, subtle shifts in color, and dense papers, his prints are at once hyper and comforting -- spatious and dense.  I wanted my pieces to recognize and celebrate the absurdity and movement of the places they inhabit. To do this, I worked with densely repeating, disorienting patterns, broken up by quiet pops of unexpected color and subtlely space-dyed yarns.     Dobby Woven, 2016.  Hand space-dyed linen, wool, cotton cord. 
 Dobby Woven, 2016.  Hand space-dyed linen, wool, monofilament, cotton cord. 
 Dobby Woven, 2016. Hand space-dyed cotton, polyester.
 Dobby Woven, 2016.  Linen, cotton, wool. 
 Dobby, 2016.  Linen, cotton, wool. 
 Dobby, 2016.  Minifilament, mohair, polyester. 
 Dobby Woven, 2016.  Hand space-dyed linen, monofilament. 
 Dobby, 2016.  Wool, cotton, polyester.
 Dobby, 2016.  Wool, rayon, silk crepe. 

CHIMERA

I wove these samples on a 24-harness AVL dobby loom as a collection of wallcoverings, space dividers, and upholstery fabric. I wanted them play between feelings of comfort and claustrophobia associated with repetition, and become active (occasionally frenetic) components to a room. 

Martin Ramirez’ prints and perspectives on the interaction of time and movement through space were big inspirations for this project. With his bold repeated line work, subtle shifts in color, and dense papers, his prints are at once hyper and comforting -- spatious and dense.

I wanted my pieces to recognize and celebrate the absurdity and movement of the places they inhabit. To do this, I worked with densely repeating, disorienting patterns, broken up by quiet pops of unexpected color and subtlely space-dyed yarns.

 

Dobby Woven, 2016. Hand space-dyed linen, wool, cotton cord. 

Dobby Woven, 2016. Hand space-dyed linen, wool, monofilament, cotton cord. 

Dobby Woven, 2016. Hand space-dyed cotton, polyester.

Dobby Woven, 2016. Linen, cotton, wool. 

Dobby, 2016. Linen, cotton, wool. 

Dobby, 2016. Minifilament, mohair, polyester. 

Dobby Woven, 2016. Hand space-dyed linen, monofilament. 

Dobby, 2016. Wool, cotton, polyester.

Dobby, 2016. Wool, rayon, silk crepe. 

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