(Views expressed in this article are the personal opinion of the Author, a narration of her experience.)
My art practice revolves around an interest in abstract systems and digital design in combination with the mechanical, mathematical, and material aspects of weaving. The process of weaving conjures images of the sequential mapping of linear time along the length of the warp, while designing on the computer implies flexibility and layering as in circular time. These two concepts are integrated in the construction and visual interpretation of my woven work.
Using the generative capabilities of the computer, sharply defined and regular patterns of shapes are integrated with more organic and seemingly random systems. Their interplay seeks a balance that emerges from both logic and imagination. The construction of the weaving requires the use of two warp systems to adequately represent these multiple networks. Each is hand painted with one of the patterns from the design and then threaded onto the loom. Other compositional motifs will be programmed into the loom and revealed through the weaving process as warp and weft are united into a single planar cloth.
The intersection of structural and visual systems creates a topography of overlaid patterns of different scale and clarity.
This article was originally published in the "12th Biennial Symposium", Textile Society of America, 2010.