|Choices, 14x10 inches|
It may have something to do with beginning, middle, and end or simply the need to keep weaving.
Who wants to stop at 1?
The latest newsletter from the American Tapestry Alliance asked tapestry artists who prefer to work in a series what moves them to choose that direction. As you can imagine there were a variety of answers and I found myself thinking about my own reasons.
Naturally I came up with 3.
|Beyond Repair, 12x11 inches|
Focus...I keep a journal recording thoughts and ideas, bit of paper scraps with pencil notes ripped, painted and glued into place. It can get overwhelming at times flipping through this book. Thinking in threes is a way for me to begin to tackle The Big Idea.
Story...I do love a story and even when one doesn't follow the Beginning/Middle/End structure, a set of three designs helps ground my idea.
Display...My work is tiny. One tiny tapestry seems lonely when displayed, three together are a happier group.
Now that I think of it, the same thing happens when planting tulip bulbs.
|Hammer in Flight, 12x12 inches|