Don Burns



(l) “The Green Park” (2009) 9.5″ x 7.5″
(r) “The Yellow Park” (2009) 9.5″ x 7.5″

Don Burns’ Statement

How many of us have wondered what’s up the path, what’s over the ridge? The mystery, excitement, possibilities, and even uncertainty of the venture can move us onward. My Park Series currently consists of 6 small tapestries and 1 large tapestry (in process).

These tapestries have evolved from the simplification of a drawing into flattened shapes. I am driven by color and what this means to tapestry. How one color plays off another in wool – the excitement, the tension, the movement – this is the stimulus behind my work.

Don Burns, The Aqua Park" 2009, 9.5" x 7.5"
“The Aqua Park” (2009) 9.5″ x 7.5″

Don Burns’ Biography

Holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design and a Masters of Fine Arts in Textiles / Tapestry from the University of North Texas. Since 1998 he has continued his tapestry studies with Brennan – Maffei Tapestry in New York City.

Has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1997. Work is represented in the Musee Jean-Lurcat et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine, Angers, France; Textile Museum Learning Center, Washington, DC; and the Lombardi Cancer Center, Washington, DC.