June 4, 2012

self portrait


I know, I know. I've been away for too long. Juggling projects means that sometimes corsets have to wait a bit. Boo. Although I have no new corset update I thought I'd share one of the other things I've been working on.


That's me. It reads as plain old black and white, but this self portrait is woven with silver wire and black cotton. It's impossible to capture how the image shimmers and disappears as you view the portrait from different angles. But if you are in the San Jose area between August and October you can see it in person because I just found out this portrait was accepted for the International TECHstyle Biennial. Yea.

I have to clear a few other projects from my work table then I'll get back to the 1844 corset. And the others waiting to be finished.

11 comments:

  1. That is an amazing piece of weaving Jo! What type of loom was it woven on? What kind of silver wire did you use?

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    2. Thanks Marion! The wire is actually tin, not really silver, and I wove the piece on a TC-1 loom.

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  2. Very pretty, I don't think I could ever make one of those.

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  3. Beautiful! I miss working on the TC-1.

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    1. Thank you! It's a fun loom, isn't it.

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  4. How did you do that?
    Lovely greetings from vienna

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    1. I don't know if this will make sense, but I break the photograph into pixels and each black and white pixel is translated into the over or under of cotton and wire. Instead of developing a portrait in dektol, or printing one with ink, I build one by weaving!

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