With my handwoven textile collage wall art, I express my artistic voice through pattern and color. Weaving is the medium that enables my visions to become reality. Each handwoven fabric uses alpaca, bamboo or silk yarns and leverages the myriad arrays of colors and endless permutations of geometric designs available through complex weaves. I modify traditional weaves to create unique patterns with updated designs and color palettes for contemporary tastes. These dobby pattern weaves are small repeated geometric shapes. So they align with my need for order and provide a framework for the color and texture to explore.
Then I use my fabrics as others use paints or inks. Like a pointillist, I create handwoven textile collage wall art that delights from afar yet reveals new intricacies upon closer inspection. And I consider pattern, color and texture as I create each piece from multiple elements. The assembled fabrics creates a kaleidoscopic handwoven textile collage artwork of intersecting designs and patterns.
Why use fiber for art?
Fiber speaks to my sense of order. There is a never-ending source of color options and my hands always stay clean! My tools are texture, color and pattern. When combined, they produce tactile dimension as well as visual impact in my finished works.
Individual handwoven fabric squares add color and texture to any space. So you can combine several to create more impact. Patrons consider my wearable fabrics as art that should be on a wall, so this handwoven textile wall artwork is my response to their insight. The intricate patterns draw you in, revealing more details as you get closer.