About the process:

The juxtaposition of past and present is a metaphor for my art as well as my views on weaving, generally associated with functional craft, not fine art. I challenge this perception by using a graphic approach to design and by stretching and hanging my work like painted canvases. The weave structure is based on a traditional pattern called beiderwand, historically used for coverlets. I use a split-shed variation of this technique. Unlike tapestry, all weft (horizontal) yarns run from selvedge to selvedge. Though limiting me to only three weft yarns, it allows for a unique mixture of both color and texture, breaking the rigidity of pattern while revealing a surface that’s simultaneously graphic and tactile. By combining ancient imagery and structure with a contemporary approach, I seek to bridge the gap between tradition and innovation, respecting one while celebrating the other.

Right Brain, Left Brain, wool, cotton 20" X 16"

Fat Girl
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"


Death Waits
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"

 

Ashes
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"

 

My Ghost Waits
Wool, cotton, silk
20" X 16"

 

Untitled
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"

 

Keep Your Innocence
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"

 

Looking to the Future
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"

 

Stalker
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"

 

Third Eye
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"

 

What Lies Beneath
Wool, cotton, silk
20" X 16"

 

Appeasing the Angry God
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"


Bad Night Moon
Wool, cotton, silk
20" X 16"


Diagnosis
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"


Someday I'll Be On My Own
Wool, cotton, silk
20" X 16"


Woodland Godess
Wool, cotton, silk
20" X 16"


All works on this page are priced $400 - $600. Contact Deborah Silver for specific pricing.