Posted on December 17, 2016
SolarActive threads have a variety of uses. The art world is just one incredible example. Thank you to Line DuFour.
The exhibition will be at the Art Gallery of Burlington http://artgalleryofburlington.com/, November 16 2017 to January 14 2018. opening reception November 16 2017.
The term ‘shroud’ refers to a textile that ” covers or protects an object “, usually a deceased human body. Shrouds were hand woven in a 3/1 herringbone twill or plain weave and with a natural fibre such as cotton, wool, or linen, an inexpensive easy way to produce cloth. Re-Collection is a series of woven shrouds depicting the face of a young girl or boy, or young woman killed by a sexual predator in Ontario. In contrast to the historically frugal materials, and humble weave structures once used, these cloths are jacquard woven with a UV reactive thread weft. This permits each face to be re-animated when exposed to UV light.
I would like to invite other weavers to create a series depicting victims from their vicinity, province or state and hope that one day, we can show them all in one exhibition space.