Date of this Version
In Approaching Textiles, Varying Viewpoints: Proceedings of the Seventh Biennial Symposium of the Textile Society of America, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2000
This presentation will survey my concern and my evolution in weaving, before and with jacquard weaving. I will explain how images are transformed, from the photographic documenst to the finished textiles. And finally, I will present some jacquard works that are significant for the development of this field.
1. THE COMPUTER BEFORE THE JACQUARD
I continuously worked to develop a specific approach combining the theoretical principles of weaving with my interest in abstract art with a specific interest in color blending, or color separation, color juxtaposition.
Images before jacquard were not so important to me, they served as a tool to experiment on color blending, on material, on weave structures themselves. I would compare my approach to other art field experimentation, like ... Color mixing in pointillism was more imporant for Seurat than the image itself,, Or when welding became accessible to Sculptors, Or when painters experimented with knife painting, instead of a brush ...