"It is quite commonly thought that the intellect is responsible for everything that is made and done. It is commonly thought that everything that is can be put into words. But there is a wide range of emotional response that we make that cannot be put into words. We are so used to making these emotional responses that we are not consciously aware of them until they are represented in artwork."
So I keep writing, keep showing up in the studio, even though at times I am so resistant to being there I literally scream at the loom and throw things on the floor (sorry Rob) like I am doing this week with my current project. In waiting for new yarn to start on another skin series, I decided to put a warp on the dobby loom and weave the Missouri Trouble overshot pattern, the only other coverlet pattern that has really ever called to me. I think I have been fighting against thinking that I shouldn't be wasting my time weaving another coverlet pattern, that I should be moving forward with the skin series, that this is where the "real" work is. But I lack faith in the mystery, for sure enough, after looking back though old journal entries, I found one from May 2015 that talked about weaving Missouri Trouble. Trust the process Selinde.
|Missouri Trouble coverlet courtesy of Pat Franklin|
Meanwhile, I am thrilled to have two of my newest pieces, "Chrysalis" and "Corpuscle" accepted for the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild's Biennial Exhibit of Textile Arts "Sacred Environment". They will be on view at the Art Station in Stone Mountain, GA from May 20-June 24. I decided to get them framed in acrylic boxes along with "Coeur", below. Very happy with the outcome, as they are enclosed from air and dust but not from light. I was afraid they might feel arid inside a box, but instead they seem to come alive. Solving this framing issue was a big accomplishment for me. Moving forward....
|"Coeur" in acrylic shadow box|