It was this domestic space that greatly impacted David's textile journey as a weaver and textile designer. Exploring new techniques and processes in tapestry weaving, they experimented with a variety of structures on the loom to produce this work, creating a supplemental warp that moved independently of the primary warp to facilitate a seamless insertion of my mother’s embroideries into the tapestry itself. The colours in her embroideries served as their inspiration for selecting the coloured yarns comprising the form of her hand, and her embroidered flowers influenced their design of the tapestry’s background motifs.
Image: David van Buskirk, Touched by Love, detail , Tapestry, 2021, 28" x 52" x .5. Image above: David van Buskirk, Touched by Love, Tapestry, 2021, 28" x 52" x .5..........
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