Inspiration: Pre-Columbian Textiles

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This is a piece I’ve just finished.  I’ve been working on it for a few months.  It’s inspired by Pre-Columbian textiles and uses one of their embroidery techniques, but kind of in reverse of the way they employed it, so the visual effect is quite different.  I let the ends go wild on the back, which those artists never would have done, reflecting my surrealist-inspired love of the random in art.  If I were hanging it in a gallery I would suspend it from the ceiling to make both sides visible.  Since I need to walk through my residence without bumping my head, however, I’ll have to be satisfied with turning it around from time to time on the wall.

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I’ve been interested in Andean weaving for a long time, using colors and patterns frequently as references for my knitting.  But in my reading about the Bauhaus, I was led…

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  1. memadtwo
    Aug 14, 2014 @ 09:31:13

    thanks for the reblog!

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