Title: Diversity Triptych
Dimensions: 56"h x 52"w x ¼"d
silk crepe de chine, jacquard, charmeuse, chiffon, metallic organza, Indian doupioni, fusible web, polyester batting, polyester thread
This artwork is an observation of the diversity of the natural environment and an exploration of the changes that occur when humans modify it. The 18 woven squares are constructed with fabrics selected to interact with one another: transparent fabrics cross over patterned and color fabrics causing subtle changes; these small “aerial landscapes” are my observations. There are 6 color and fabric variations repeated 3 times and then set against 3 different color backgrounds. The contrast of the background, in the tradition of color studies, alters the appearance of the woven squares, representing the results of changing the environment. Thin meandering strips of fabric are stitched into the borders to connect the panels visually yet not physically.
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Detail image of: Diversity Triptych
Techniques: weaving, fusing, machine stitching
January 12 - March 1, 2004 No Swimming, Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View, CA.