Sneak peaks only now and to see the full pieces you will have to visit one of my 3 Solo Shows available for viewing ( one mentioned above, one at my County Commissioners offices/ Gallery Space on the 10th floor of the City/ County Building directly across from the Convention Center , available for viewing through August, Mon-fri 8-5 along with a fantastic public art collection lining the hallways of which 2 are mine through prior Public Art Competition wins; and one mentioned below, (July will be busy!))during
Convergence , the Handweavers Guild of America's Convention ,being held here in Albuquerque.
I have enjoyed seeing other weavers postings about where to put their warping boards, in and out of use so this is my solution. I tie the board with strong twine to the back of my rolling cart, the kind you can get cheaply from Costco and it makes a cart and a shelf or one tall shelf depending. When I need to warp I roll up a chair with adjustable heights. When I'm not warping,the warping board is a perfect storage spot for finished tapestries awaiting their owners or trips to Galleries and Shows.
My board is now full , since this picture was taken , with pieces for my newest show opportunity.
I was invited by the group that I did the Valentine Benefit ( see previous postings) to put up a Solo Show in their new Offices/ Gallery Art Space. The have changed their name from the Albuquerque Arts Alliance to Creative Albuquerque and have wonderful new energy to go with it. This Show will be on display from July 1st- August 1st at their new downtown Offices , located at 102 Gold Ave SW, quite close to the Convention Center.
And a quick note about inclusiveness and tolerance which has been on my mind due to some comments I've recently heard. There always will be many variations of seemingly the same things, be it people , styles of tapestry, art, etc, or whatever. To make pronouncements about which "have problems" and which are legitimate does no one any good. We all strive to add tools to our tool boxes and we all choose what interests us. For me it is the challenge of design and execution using the least to get the most, "What is the highest impact I can get while simultaneously reducing complexity?" And while I admire the traditional tapestry artist if I had to do that style I wouldn't be doing weaving at all . There is room in this world for all and a broad and wide mind and heart is so much more beautiful than a narrow and shallow one.
This is my Birthday Week and I am planning to have some fun as well as get work done , sooooo
Back to the Loom I GO!