Liz Pulos

(l) “Thicket” (2018) 7.7″ x 8.3″
(r)”Thicket 3″ (2018) 7.7″ x 8.2″

Liz Pulos’ Statement

I typically work in one of two different ways. Sometimes I begin with a clear vision of what my final image will be. I design the work in another medium and translate it quite faithfully into tapestry. Other times I have a clear vision of how I will weave, that is, what my color palette will be and what techniques I will use, but without a clear idea of how these elements will come together in a final image. These small tapestries are recent examples of the latter approach.

Last fall my eye was frequently drawn to tangles of bare branches, so I began a series with the word “thicket” in mind.  In these three small tapestries I experimented with the relative salience of the branch shapes versus the background. I also explored strategies for applying color to the different shapes. I really enjoy using mark making to establish the spirit of a piece.

Elizabeth Pulos, "Thicket 2" (2018), 9.5" x 7.5"
“Thicket 2″ (2018) 9.5″ x 7.5”

Liz Pulos’ Biography

I am a long-time, self-taught weaver, focusing on tapestry since 2012.