Moon Rise Moon Set, 32" x 14" wall panel woven by hand on a complex loom. This art work is part of my series of Moon Tapestries. It is my interpretation of a complex weaving pattern for an 8 shaft floor loom, which I reinterpreted to make it my own unique design. Like a painting, but woven. By hand. On a large loom.
The title, Moon Rise Moon Set highlights the color and size transitions we witness as the Moon makes her way across our sky. The panel measures 32" long by 14" wide. The left side has a black background (the warp yarns); the right side has oatmeal colored warp. The two contrasting colors, black and oatmeal, were threaded (strung) onto the loom before weaving.
Threading the loom takes an exorbitant amount of time and concentration. Each individual strand of yarn has to be threaded in an exact, precise sequence to create the moon patterns.
The weaving begins next, after all the yarns are in place and wrapped tightly onto the back of the loom. I weave following an exact sequence to create the pattern, the size, shape, colors of the moons which, remember, I changed the instructions. I elevate a traditional weave structure into a work of contemporary art, made entirely of yarn. I wove the moon pattern into the black
and oatmeal warp using a progression of colors from subdued to vibrant in hues of yellows, oranges and red.
Tricky. Complicated. Labor intensive. Immense patience required.
How long did it take me? 30 years of weaving experience + a lifetime of textile work + 8 weeks of design time + 8 weeks in process on the loom + 2 weeks after weaving to finish off loom (tie up loose ends, fringe, hems, press, mounting brackets, photograph, etc.).
Of course, art work cannot be valued by merely the time and materials. Creativity requires skill, technical expertise, imagination, design ability, and experience.
$2500.00 32" x 14"