Recollect 2 is composed of silk and hemp yarns dyed with plant dyes and stained with sumi. The piece was woven using a summer winter polychrome structure and a randomized tie-up that was changed for each day of weaving.
I produced Recollect 2 during a residency in the spring of 2011 at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon. Curator Namita Gupta Wiggers conceived a series of five, cross-disciplinary artist residencies coinciding with the exhibition Laurie Herrick: Weaving Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. The residencies were to occur within the exhibition itself, with each artist surrounded by weaving spanning Laurie Herrick’s forty-year career as a weaver, artist and educator. Pam Petrie, Christy Matson, Elizabeth Whelan, Debora Valoma and I were asked to “create works in response to Herrick’s weavings … adding a contemporary lens on how work from the past can be used to shape the future through the living craft of weaving.”
First image by MN Hutchinson following images by Matthew Miller courtesy Museum of Contemporary Craft/PNCA