Prometheus Dreams, 2005 Linda Wallace
The answer to that question is as individual as the artist. Each of us could fill a book with the story of how and why we make the work we do, but I will try to encapsulate a bit of my own process and share it.
I have also written a poem to accompany each weaving. This is the for this piece."
Join with linen grasses and sheep’s wool
But they fill me with joy.
Are you looking to exhibit your work?
Ann Noble let me know about the Maria Schuka Public Library located at Eglinton and Dufferin. It offers FREE display space for art work. Many libraries offer the same arrangement so check out your own local library.
GAS - Gerrard Art Space also accepts proposals from people wanting to exhibit their work. There is a fee. To know more go to http://gerrardartspace.com/
Community Threads Project, Alliston Ontario.
Funded in part by the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners
Nathalia Sugden recently wrote:
Monday March 18 11am to 8pm
All are welcome to attend and participate in the official launch of the international tapestry project. Already 150 people from 20 countries are co-creating this tapestry installation entitled Fate, Destiny and Self-Determination/Le Sort, le Destin and l'auto-determination, funded by the Ontario Arts Council. You do not have to be enrolled in the classes to participate. If you would like to weave on the main tapestry please come to the launch. If you can't make it, you are welcome to come Mondays and Wednesdays between 10am to 9pm during the school year (except for holidays). It's wise to double check with me to be sure the facility is open on the day you intend to be there.
Design, colours and butterflies prepared by Line Dufour. Agota Dolinay prepared the warp heading, positioned the butterflies and was the first to weave on the communal tapestry and prepare it for the public and invited guests to continue weaving the tapestry.
Thank you to everyone for their contributions and submissions. Feel free to keep me posted as to what you are doing in your tapestry endeavours.