Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Studio Tuesday, and 2015!

I spent most of yesterday becoming re-aquainted with my loom and the tapestry on it! I did get a bit of weaving progress made, but mostly, I spent time pulling yarns from the bins, and choosing colors for the work ahead.

Although the tapestry on the loom is not a large one (only 18x18 sq. inches,) this photo I took on the Harvard School of Design building this fall came to mind as I worked in the studio. It came to mind because 2015 is THE YEAR I have been planning for a long time to have the series I've been working on, the Calendar tapestries, completed, and hopefully, the year I will find a venue to exhibit them all together for the first time, along with the Four Seasons series pieces. And that, my friends, has been No Small Project. I began the Four Seasons tapestries in the summer of 2003. Those four large tapestries were completed in 2008. I began the Calendar series pieces then in 2008, and have been working on them since that time. The tapestry on the loom now is "July," the eleventh tapestry in the series. I still have the December tapestry to weave, and it is forming in my mind as I weave this piece. I have contacted a few galleries about showing these works together, and I now am in a position - weaving-wise - to 'guarantee' that the work will be done in time for an exhibit either late this year or next year. 

It has been 'No Small Project.' It has been Life Work, a labor of love.

If you know of a gallery that you think might like to show these pieces, let me know. Several of them have been seen separately. One is now in the ATB10 exhibit. But when it comes home, and they are all together and completed, they will represent in work time, and in images, 12+ years of my life.


Janette Meetze said...

Wow Kathy, that is am amazing undertaking and will be a compelling exhibit. I hope I will have a chance to see it.

Rebecca Mezoff said...

Yay! I would LOVE to see all of those tapestries together. I've been watching them emerge and they are wonderful. I have two ideas for you. Will email.

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

More power to July and December, Kathy! It will be a wonderful way to summarize 12+ years of your life to have the Calendar pieces completed to go along with the Seasons. I hope you'll find a great venue to exhibit all of them together.