|While January (piectured above) started with lots of sun (yellow) |
it ended with days of rain (green) and cloudy skies (mottled green).
From a design standpoint, there are three layers or levels to the tapestry; local, worldly and celestial. The finished tapestry is to be a contemplative piece where no one layer speaks louder than the others.
- The background is composed of squares; one for each day. The color of the square indicates the overall weather looking outside my studio window; the top and bottom of the square represent the high and low temperature.
- To continue with my love of words in weavings, I will be adding 3-4 phrases to the tapestry to represent key happenings in the world during the quarter (e.g. Je suis Charlie).
- The last layer represents happening outside our atmosphere such as the phases of the moon. In the photo the exposed warps represent a new moon.
There will be four tapestries; one for each quarter. It should be interesting to see how the background varies by quarter and how the worldly phrases hold up with the passage of time. I am already surprised by the variety of weather we have had this quarter...
You will see more once the first quarter comes off the loom.