Archive for July, 2013
As I look back over my eighty years of sketching, seventy-five years of playing the violin and sixty years of weaving tapestries, I clearly see the confluence of strings in my work that has made musical themes of rhythm, motifs, movement, repetition and variation the key to my compositions. Read more.
Before I started Reserve Pond, I had done many drawings and a few tapestries with the subject of water. Crossed threads in a tapestry, constantly twisting and untwisting with changes in humidity and temperature, are like pixels in a constantly wavering digital image. The movement reminded me of water, always in motion. Reserve Pond is an effort to capture that pixelated motion visually as well as physically. Read more.
The Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding my home with their ever changing moods continually inspire me as a weaver. My intention is to create peaceful places, microcosms one may enter for replenishment. To me, weaving is much like painting, with my yarns my colors and my needles my brushes. Read more.
Urban Jupena received the ATA Award for Excellence for his tapestry, “Spark, Blaze, Afterglow.” It was exhibited in Woven Together: Firestorm at the Business Art Center in Manitou Springs, CO. Read more.
Shelley Socolofsky’s work is “concerned with ritual, perception, migration, and the fluidity of cultural identity.” Visit her Artist Page.