My Unweavings® fiber art pieces convey narratives through form, color, texture, and calligraphy. The words within each piece, and the unwoven form, that suggests these words serve as a visual midrash, evoking the poetry of various Biblical texts. The unwoven spaces form symbolic shapes – wings, prayer shawls, veils, falling waters, and the sacred architecture of windows, domes, and gates.
Unweaving the fabric, I reveal what is hidden within the material - liberating the threads to create different shapes, then “reweaving” through color, texture, and text. The narrative emerges from the juxtaposition of images and calligraphy within the surface. And through these narratives the pieces become carriers of my individual and our collective memories.
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