As I look through my best friends inspiration board on pintrest, I cannot wait to dive into our collaboration. The colors are very earthy and neutral, the textures are rigid, and the over all mood is somewhat calming.
My friend Sam Grassi is a very talented artist and designer. We graduated together and were roommates for a good bit of our time at art school. I have seen her through many phases of her painting career. Most currently she is a designer for the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. As I have mentioned before, Sam and I have decided to do an art swap. I am making her a weaving and she is making me a painting.
Plants, textures, and earth are what come to mind when I look at the collection of images she gave me. I am super inspired to make her weaving since I will be a tad bit out of my comfort zone. My style, as you can see on my website, is loud pops of color and pattern on pattern. The only cominality between our two styles is the love for plants. It will be fun to pursue a monochromatic weaving and attempt to add plants or something earthy.
I have not yet decided if I will work on the table loom or tapestry. I think for this kind of a project it would be nice to create something more raw, something uneven and unintentional. Tapestry weaving is perfect for a gritty, unconventional weaving that can be asymmetrical. In reflection of nature it would be nice to make something uneven with no rules or boundaries. Of course this could also be done on my table loom, but something about working with just my hands seems more like Sams style! Off to the sketchbook!