I'm excited for a variety of reasons. The show was open to all media, the location is the National Clock and Watch Museum and most of all, it was a mighty tiny tapestry. Let me share my design inspiration.
It really started with my mentor, Archie Brennan. I took a few transformative classes with Archie and Susan Maffei in the past and immediately was drawn to the use of humor, metaphor, and double meanings I found in their approach. I began to understand basic technique and walked away thinking if I practice letters on that I inch strip of weaving I will get somewhere. It may take time, but I will.
And so emerged This Takes Time.
|This Takes Time, 1 x 13 inches|
Lettering is a marvelous way to hold your feet to the fire. An A is an A, there is no fudging. The intensity of that weaving left little energy for finishing, hence the hanging threads. My instruction to the museum was, "The piece is hung with one exposed, preferably rusted, nail and found wire."
Apparently enough time had already gone by.
The exhibit will be at the National Watch & Clock Museum in Pennsylvania from October 25, 2013 through May 31, 2014. If any of you get a chance to see it, let me know, it could prove an interesting show.
Meanwhile, prepare that garden of ideas as we head into fall...winter may be coming, but the burst of color ahead is a true delight.