July 28, 2015

A New Textile: "One Two Three"


One Two Three, hand dyed wool on linen; 3 panels, each 8 x 8 in. 


This piece has a very simple premise: work with the shapes created by one, two, and three lines on a square. Instead of using different colors to delineate the shapes, I cut the tops of the loops of wool to create an effect of low relief.


One Two Three detail


The adjoining shapes are hooked in different directions; the loops in this piece are vertical, the cut shapes are hooked horizontally. I used this pattern to create some unity in the three parts.


Panel 1


For the color, I used the same dye, in three different values.


Panel 2


An interesting quality of these acid dyes is that the hue often looks different with the value shift. One two three also describes the increasing density of color.


Panel 3


Each panel is weighted with a shape of high loops on the left, in order to create a balanced rhythm. This triptych is a simple idea that had some layered thought involved in its making.


6 comments:

  1. Very cool.
    Elemental geometry.

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  2. Interesting. It is like looking at how grass grows in different directions. Love the colors.

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  3. Thanks, all, so much; I'm glad you like this piece.

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