Semi Set Vertical Blue

Semi Set Vertical Blue


'Semi Set Vertical Blue', Allyce Wood
'Semi Set Vertical Blue', Allyce Wood

Semi Set Vertical Blue, jacquard tapestry (digital weave) in cotton and wool blend, installed on ​a plywood platform with nylon rope, clamps, plastic rod. 6m x 2m x 1mm. 2017 

 

Shown at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History 2017 - 2018

Semi Set Vertical Blue is a six meter long tapestry inspired by the infinite capacity of the internet. Like building a website, weaving a tapestry allows the designer freedom to continue an image or idea beyond the limits of a page.

Generic photographs of items like coils, chicken eggs, and golden rings were sourced online, then simplified and arranged like clip-art, stamped across the surface, and layered amongst original drawings. After compiling these new icons into a single design, I worked with an industrial textile factory in western Norway to weave the final work on a digital Jacquard loom. Through this process, I was able to created a visible connection between machine-made and hand-made histories.

 

'Semi Set Vertical Blue', Allyce Wood

Semi Set Vertical Blue was first shown as part of the  MOAN group exhibition at Khio, 2017

'Semi Set Vertical Blue', Allyce Wood