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LIAR Weavings, 2020. Edition of 4, two cotton and two silk.

This edition of four weavings is a result of a call to participate in LOCKDOWN 2020 – PATA uniting PEOPLE – International Exhibition at the Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts Łódź.
Organized as part of the International Summer Courses Printmaking and Textile Art PATA, the curators asked “all works will in some way refer to the lockdown, even if simply through the date of their creation.”

LIAR #2. 2020. 3″H x 44″W. Warp ikat, madder root dye.

According to the Washington Post “in 2017, Trump made 1,999 false or misleading claims. In 2018, he added 5,689 more, for a total of 7,688. And in 2019, he made 8,155 suspect claims.” By June 2020 Trump has made close to or surpassed 20,000 misleading or false remarks, frequently repeating and embellishing the same ones more than 300 times. Sadly, the president of the United States of America is not the only world leader who has resorted to lying, with tragic outcomes during the global pandemic.

LIAR #2, detail.

The exhibition runs virtually this summer and will be live in 2021. LIAR #1 is on view in Making Matters: Fresh Perspectives in Fine Craft a virtual exhibition at Peters Valley running from June 8 – October 26, 2020.

Tree Homage

Tree Homage. 2013-14. Warp ikat; cotton; locally sourced natural dyes: madder root and cosmos. 59”x 24” (150 x 61 cm)

I have been waiting to weave up the warp that I dyed in the summer of 2013. Finally, I have the time to put it on the loom and weave it up. Dyes are from madder and cosmos flowers. The weave structure requires 16 shafts and I am using 3 colors in the weft.Loom-view-sm

ikat-in-progress

back of loom