Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Writing with Words and Weft

It took awhile but I finally finished both my ocean poem tapestry banners.  I think weaving poems is just wonderful. A poem is a subtle piece where each word is carefully and artfully selected; a poem told in both words and weft enhance the viewer's appreciation by giving those few words greater depth and visual beauty.

The first tapestry on the left was created during the time of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf and it speaks to the beauty and fragility of the ocean.  The second was inspired by scenes of recent tsunamis where the ocean is clearly getting its revenge.

Left: Ode to the Ocean
Right: Ocean's Revenge