Monday, November 2, 2009

Fall Tapestries

I just thought I would share with you a set of images I created the past couple of weeks for a portfolio, "Fall Tapestries". Click on the opening image to see the full set of images.
A tapestry is "A heavy cloth woven with rich, often varicolored designs or scenes...". The earliest known Western tapestries were woven in the tranquil seclusion of monasteries by the devout seeking to beautify the house of God. Over time the art of tapestry making became one of the major visual art forms along side painting and sculpting. My tapestries seek to capture that finely woven design of color that permeates nature and reveals the infinitely artistic hand of the creator - from the intricate intermixing of the colors in the forest to the varicolored designs of the leaf.