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Albuquerque, NM, United States
I have been weaving Contemporay Fine Art Tapestries for over 20 years, raising a family in the lovely Southwest. I want to show process which usually gets a back seat to product and share the trials and tribulations as well as the joy and excitement of the creation of art out of a bunch of strings. How remarkable!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Celebrate the Spring!( Warping F to B, African textiles, Healing Art update)

Just a quick post as i try frantically to get ready for a show. I figured with Spring here it feels more like New Year's and so I started a diet and exercise program using my I Phone , There's an App for that!!! And so 12 pounds in 2 weeks! Part of the exercise program is gardening, my oregano and strawberries are going great guns, peas, radishes and Asian greens are up!
I got behind in my posts to the various groups so here are some answers; I always warp front to back when i do Tapestry BUT when I worked in a Production Studio for Joyce Wilkerson We had many separate Back Sectional Beams that lived on a rack and we carried them to the loom as needed. These we warped on the racks using cone holders and tension boxes. We also had many sets of the 16 harnesses we needed for each fabric ( only had the one AVL loom) We threaded these as Dummy Warps and tied knots for the new beams. All that was too fast for me, hence the switch to Tapestry which has it's own issues of complexity.
There is a Marvelous book on African Fractiles that covers the Math of african Design , Ill link to that on the side. It gets one a little deeper than just the visuals.
I received many responses to my request for "Art and Healing Stories " and I will post a few here when I get done with this Solo Exhibit. ( got another one in July, I'm getting tired already)And I've had a new student as well, no wonder I'm exhausted!!! I would love more especially about any experiences with Art in a Public healing location having powerful effects or stories of your pieces in similar places uplifting people. Please use the comments box if you can.Speaking of which I received the GREAT NEWS that 2 of my entries for the New Mexico Public Art 1% for Arts Competition were purchased , ( they wanted all 3 but 1 had already sold) And one will be installed in the Emergency Room of St Vincents Hospital in Santa Fe. Hopefully I can collect some stories on this one and I will post installation pictures when that happens in 2 months or so. The other piece, ( a very large piece that was previously pictured on this blog last summer when it was on display at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History) will be installed in the Main Library at the University of New Mexico ABQ campus.
So  I should go back to work on the red fractured piece in progress but here are some peeks of some new pieces for the show, let me know what you think in the comment box below please.

And NOW Back to the LOOM!!!

Feng Shui Series- "Blue Water Lotus of the North"

Feng Shui Series- "Blue Water Lotus of the North"
I sold this piece on line immediately upon launching my website!