Monday, September 16, 2013
Brand new, not even off the loom yet. This is my latest weaving which now has a patterned groundcloth with plain weave origami flaps. I think I like the contrast between the pattern and the plain weave.
I have had a few requests to show how these pieces are woven. The flaps are woven as I weave the groundcloth and then they are incorporated into the cloth. The flaps are what gets folded into the origami shapes that sit on the surface to the cloth.
Crane Wife #2. Approximately 14" X 21" X 1/2"
This piece is not only the blending of origami and weaving together but I used white and natural weft yarns to color the raised origami sections. It is an amalgam of art forms and subtle colors.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
This piece highlights the contrast between the black and natural linen. I like how the diamond shapes seem to hover over the surface of the cloth.
Structure is the potential that ordinary materials have to develop into something new. A cone of yarn or a flat piece of paper need structure to become cloth or a paper crane. Without structure, the materials are undeveloped, immature, and not fully realized. Separately, weaving and origami become possible when structural processes are imposed onto their raw materials. Together, weaving and origami are merged together to create a new art form. This new form celebrates their formative kinship.