Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Listening to Red Bird

This piece was exhibited in "A Common Thread",an exhibit at the Textile Center of Minnesota in 2009, and is now in a private collection.  Its garment is woven using the rya technique, a weaving technique developed by the Vikings who were inspired by the rugs they brought back from their expeditions to the Middle East. This figure has a linen "skin" over a batting wrapped wire armature and wears pants of dupioni silk.