Sunday, 21 July 2013

'Stairs' ...

... is what came out of last year's On loom printing. Suspended in the studio this immediate kin of Globe now works as a compass for another sculpture. 

It is a study of how such a threaded body filters, reflects and absorbs light, when it is composed of rectangles, instead of a seamless round shape (see Globe). The white oblongs stepwise decrease in width while increasing hight.

At first Stairs was way to dense. Only after I removed every other thread the spaces between the threads were wide enough to 'fill' with light. Ultimately within the rectangle body of such a sculpture round shapes seem to work better.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Another web

The silk and polyester 'velcro' warp, see post  21 April 2013, has been patiently waiting... Now it's 'done' and off the loom, ready for printing - almost...

The warp behaved better than anticipated. And the actual weaving felt rather like bookbinding - threads instead of paper.