images by Matthew Miller courtesy Museum of Contemporary Craft/PNCA
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.”
Recollect 2 installed in the 2012 Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design. Photo by MN Hutchinson.