Self Portrait #1 on loom (in progress).jpg

Installation

Image Description: Self-Portrait #1 in progress on a light coloured wooden frame loom. The loom is hung against a white brick wall.

from Point of Origin - poetry and textiles. 2016.

 Self-Portrait #1 (present). wool, wood, cotton. 2016.  Image Description: Woven wool tapestry hanging from white loops on a wood branch against a gray-pink wall.  Various shades of green and intermittent variegated pink flow evenly for the top third of the piece. The centre features a 3D row of fluffy dark green wool, underneath of which is a prism shaped insert with red, green, pin, blue, yellow, and brown wool. Below that, bands of variegated wool in blue, black, purple, pink and red flow horizontally. The bottom of the piece fades into flat green similar to the top and is finished with a trip of green and black tassels that hang down.

Self-Portrait #1 (present).
wool, wood, cotton. 2016.

Image Description: Woven wool tapestry hanging from white loops on a wood branch against a gray-pink wall.  Various shades of green and intermittent variegated pink flow evenly for the top third of the piece. The centre features a 3D row of fluffy dark green wool, underneath of which is a prism shaped insert with red, green, pin, blue, yellow, and brown wool. Below that, bands of variegated wool in blue, black, purple, pink and red flow horizontally. The bottom of the piece fades into flat green similar to the top and is finished with a trip of green and black tassels that hang down.

 Self-Portrait #2 (as ancestor) wood, wool, cotton. 2016.  Image Description: Woven wool tapestry hanging from fucsia loops on a wood branch against a gray-pink wall. Interwoven horizontal bands of pink, green, purple, gold, brown with blue and peach accents. Green and burgundy tassels hang from center and bottom.

Self-Portrait #2 (as ancestor)
wood, wool, cotton. 2016.

Image Description: Woven wool tapestry hanging from fucsia loops on a wood branch against a gray-pink wall. Interwoven horizontal bands of pink, green, purple, gold, brown with blue and peach accents. Green and burgundy tassels hang from center and bottom.

 L - R: Audre Lorde, June Jordan, Self Portrait #1 (present), Self Portrait #2 (as ancestor) Jean-Michel Basquiat, Octavia Butler.   Image Description: six woven tapestries hang on a dark grey wall above a sable coloured carpet.

L - R: Audre Lorde, June Jordan, Self Portrait #1 (present), Self Portrait #2 (as ancestor) Jean-Michel Basquiat, Octavia Butler. 

Image Description: six woven tapestries hang on a dark grey wall above a sable coloured carpet.