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