Double Diamond, hand dyed wool on linen, 17 3/4 x 17 1/4 in.
There are often quirks of execution in making my textile pieces; I've learned to embrace them instead of being upset. In this work, which is made of two diamond shaped parts sewn together, the upper center outer line has a dip in it instead of being straight. in addition, the dark curve of that piece was not meant to have that little bulge at its bottom edge; it was meant to be a smooth curve. It turns out that I like that little blip, that it makes a good transition to the descending line of the right diamond. And that curving line? maybe it emphasizes or enhances the curving lines within the form, or creates a different kind of tension. Whatever it does, I accept it.
Double Diamond detail
This detail shows the area where the two parts of the work are sewn together. I could have chosen to make this work as one shaped piece, but there's a different feeling that comes from the parts stitched together, an insistence on their separate yet together existence, that I like.