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Home of a Weaver

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I woke up this morning feeling for all the world like vomiting

I would regurgitate mice and playdough and hopelessness

Into your hands so you could feel the warmth of what nothingness


I woke up feeling the gray all around me

And the gray, with nothing worse than gray

Just wont let go

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Mask, Thread on Muslin, February 2009

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Indiscriminate Monsters

Instead of doing a lot of things today, I finally completed the project I began on my loom before winter break. Enter a thousand technical difficulties (ok, only one, the strings holding up my harnesses snapping) and lost of frustration, but that’s all part of being a weaver, right? Also, inventiveness:


Here is an in-progress shot. Note the lack of bobbin and presence of knitting needle. The loops are intentional; it’s part of an investigation I’m doing on fighting control in a controlled process.


I have photographed this in sections because it’s so long and narrow and I haven’t quite figured out how to take a full shot that gives it justice.


Indiscriminate Monsters in Search of Control

Rayon, Cotton, 57″x6″

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