2021 Mimi Rodes
Mimi Rodes
“Sunset at Lake Atitlan”
10″ x 10″

Artist Statement

I live in Utah and am a member of the Mary Meigs Atwater Weavers Guild of Utah. I love to work from photos my husband takes while we are hiking the scenic red rock country of Utah. During the past few years, I have greatly enjoyed learning from Rebecca Mezoff’s Color Gradient and Tapestry Design Courses. This summer I had the pleasure and extreme challenge of studying how to Weave Water with Elizabeth Buckley. Tapestry is such an amazing topic and a challenging skill to develop!

When the world “shut down” for COVID in March 2020, I was in Guatemala on a wonderful Loom Dancer Odyssey trip. Our group was sequestered for a week in a lovely hotel on the shore of Lake Atitlan before we were able to fly back to the US. One night we had such a dramatic and beautiful sunset that I was inspired to take a photo to weave from when I got home. This piece was my first attempt at weaving reflections found in water. There are many thoughts woven into this piece of the friendly and skilled artisans I encountered in Guatemala and others around as I considered the effect of the pandemic on their lives. I tried hard to capture the joy and drama of a beautiful sunset.


Mary Meigs Atwater Weavers Guild of Utah (MMAWG) 26th Bi-Annual Fiber Exhibit
Fabulous Fibers! A Celebration of Utah Fiber Artists

Utah Cultural Celebration Center
West 3100 South
West Valley City, Utah 84119