All life is made up of energy which can be perceived as harmonious frequencies, geometry, and numerical sequences. These energetic elements are universal, cosmic codes that can be represented as music or visible patterns. Herewith are Woven Codes, information delivered to me through my Muse(s) which I have interpreted as intricate patterns which I created as hand woven cloth.
Moon Rise – Moon Set displays coded messages dispersed through Mother Moon. As her magnetic field reflects Sun energy and pulls our Oceans, it impacts our bodies as well. Are you listening? She is talking to you. 14″ x 32″
Our mysterious Moon makes extra appearances in her full mode every so often, hence we experience Blue Moons, laden with coded information. Folklore describes Mother Moon as made from Green Cheese. Blue Moon – Green Cheese is an elegant, hand woven depiction of the subtlety of our Moon and her Divine Sublime place in our galaxy. 14″ x 36″
Speaking of Divine Sublime, I wove this coded fabric before “new age” became mainstream. I sat at my loom, surrounded by marvelous yarns including some very thin cotton which I had dyed in variegated hues. Perusing the weaving bible of 4 shafts, Marguerite Davison’s A Handweaver’s Pattern Book, I came upon a draft that makes spheres. Weaving is linear, horizontal threads interlacing with verticals; spheres are an intriguing challenge. I set up my trusty loom with black linen warp and threaded her in a traditional pattern that makes spheres from the weft yarns.
I am never one to leave well enough alone; I have to make a pattern into my own interpretation by manipulating sequences and morphing the structure. It was magic! Stars and constellations appeared along a tree of life, background and foreground in motion, not unlike our universe. This artwork demanded much concentration and I wove her as if channelling. I was the vehicle. My hands, my feet – moved by the unseen, I wove and wove. The Goddess. I put this piece away unfinished, left it for a very long time, forgot about it. One day I found it again and it spoke to me very clearly. I began to understand that I have been weaving messages that cannot be transcribed into words. They are codes. Woven Codes that pulsate, emitting vibrational frequencies from the great beyond; making the invisible visible. Divine Sublime 23″ x 74″
Artist’s note – In answer to oft asked, “how long does it take to make” I remind you that art is not time based, hand weaving is eternal. Before this work was begun I pondered, planned, considered options, pondered more then began the process. She was woven, birthed, then rested for … very long, then revived, ends finished, hemmed, pressed, photographed, documented, exhibited…How long did it take? You tell me.