Competing Currents, Contemporary Woolen Wall-Hanging Art
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A textile wall-hanging piece designed and hooked by Jane M. Mason. Inspired by the conflicting pull of competing forces in our lives, it suggests: our competing messages about health; competing priorities about how to spend our time; competing messages about whether we should we spend or save our financial resources.
So many questions. So much uncertainty and fluidity.
The color scheme is: blues, shades and values of blues, and whites. It is evocative of water and the back and forth pull of the forces in water.
The unevenness of the surface of the textile art is a distinctive character of textile pieces that I create. It is one of the desired qualities indicating my style of my hand-hooked pieces. In this rug there are four "quillies." This is a technique similar to paper curling. Here I curl a strip of rug wool and apply these little curled circles of wool to the surface of the textile. It gives additional surface interest.
The second photo shows the work in progress. You can see that I had originally planned for five triangular shapes on the piece. As I progressed, I changed my mind. It happens! :-)
My textile pieces are handmade and show the "hand of the artist."
Note: this piece is entered in the Fine Art of Fiber Exhibit at the Chicago Botanic Garden. You can buy it from me or at the show. But you will not be able to take possession of it until after the show November 4 – 6, 2022
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Dimensions: W22" x H 16"
- Year completed: 2022
- Media: Hooked on linen
- Packaging: Bound edge
- Genre: Abstract
- Key Colors: Blues and white
- Materials: Wool, linen, wool yarn, recycled sari silk, eyelash yarn
- Signature: Fiber label on back.
- Purpose: Hooked to be used as a piece of art for a wall. Ready to hang.