Cecilia Blomberg’s Statement
Two of these three tapestries are commissioned through the State of Washington. The first, for a college on the coast, was inspired by a nurse log in the their watershed. The nurse log serves both as a metaphor for the college’s vital role in the community and as a visual divider between images from the local history. The second commissioned piece is for an elementary school in the center of the state, an area rich in hops and fruit. Mt. Elephant and the farmers’ irrigation canals became the ingredients that flavored a playful take on the center of the world for the children. The tapestry, Rising Tides, implies climate change issues and is also a play on reality appearing abstract and vice versa.
Cecilia Blomberg’s Biography
Cecilia Blomberg was born in Sweden. She attended the National College of Art, Craft and Design (Konstfack) and received her MFA in 1976. Though she specializes in tapestry, she has also worked as a muralist and a graphics illustrator. Since 1977 she has worked in the United States, producing tapestries for public and private collections. Ms. Blomberg’s tapestries have appeared in numerous national and international exhibitions and publications. She spent two years (2005-2007) in Scotland, working on a project recreating The Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries for Stirling Castle. She lives with her husband in Gig Harbor, Washington.