Fragmentia
2012-2015

The tattered and torn contemporary weavings in Fragmentia consider the idea that the allegorical narratives of a Eurocentric past are only articulated in pieces and never wholes. These textiles were made using a multi-step process of digital imaging techniques and computerized weaving technology. First, individual figures, sculptures, and flowers were captured as digital images in a photo studio as well as on location. These elements were then digitally collaged together as ensemble groups that resemble the compositions of sixteenth-century Italianate and Flemish compositions. Once the files were completed, they were then woven at life-sized on a computerized jacquard loom. After being woven, the works were then torn apart to produce an incomplete picture and a visual narrative with details and context that is never fully disclosed.

The Power to Choose, 2015, Tapestry fragments woven on a computerized loom, 99" x 120" overall

The Power to Choose, Detail, 2015, Tapestry fragments woven on a computerized loom, 99" x 120" overall

The Power to Choose, Detail, 2015, Tapestry fragments woven on a computerized loom, 99" x 120" overall

Installation view of Fragmentia at Hillyer Art Space in Washington DC, 2015

High Drama, 2015, Tapestry fragments woven on a computerized loom, 99" x 120" overall

High Drama, Detail, 2015, Tapestry fragments woven on a computerized loom, 99" x 120" overall

Allegory of Art History, 2012, Tapestry fragments woven on a computerized loom, 96" x 54" overall

Allegory of Art History, Detail, 2012, Tapestry fragments woven on a computerized loom, 96" x 54" overall

The Hard Way, 2015, Tapestry fragments woven on a computerized loom, 72" x 84" overall

Mask with Wreath, 2015, Tapestry fragments woven on a computerized loom, 34" x 31"