machine knit acrylic panels and cotton i-cord, approximately 30 x 45", 2021
installation view, first three windows as seen from the corner of SW 151st Street and 4th Avenue SW, Burien
Rivulets, Sun Rays Series
machine knit acrylic fiber, polyester thread, approximately 14 x 18" each, 2021
installation of hand-woven kumi himo plaits, mixed media, dimensions variable, 2021
For this exhibition, Twilight Variations, visual artist Allyce Wood focuses on distinct processes and imagery surrounding ideas of shifting time and new chapters. Her detailed textiles were made using punchcard patterns on the 1960's knitting machine she restored, braided ropes on her great aunt's Marudai (Japanese weaving loom), fair-isle knit hangings, and hand-tied tapestries.
Each piece, while made from unique technologies, depends on binary code for its production and motif. Wood uses this system to create atmospheric images and symbolic patterns including medieval beasts and trailing mists. Her work aims to tell a story of change and optimism; a sunset's reflection on a computer's aluminum case.
Twilight Variations was exhibited through the City of Burien from May - August 2021
Raindrop & Swift Mist Series
handknit acrylic panel, 20 x 18", 2021
mixed media handknit and woven textiles, dimensions variable, 2020-2021
Installation view or two windows on 4th Ave SW. Daylights (kumi himo plaits) and Beasties I & Beasties II (machine knit) are in the window to the left. Known Touch (digital jacquard tapestry) and Blue Drape (machine knit) are in the right window.
Beasties I and Beasties II
machine knit acrylic fiber, 23 x 19" and 22 x 16.5" respectively, 2021