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Old Works, 1973- 1988

During the time these works were completed I tended to fall prey to the fallacy of confusing technical innovation with artistic merit and therefore thought of the works in groups according to technique. That is the way they are listed on this page. The pictures page shows the images below in chronological order.

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Learning to weave: early works, studies, and experiments, 1973-1976

Director's Chair 1973   18 X 74cm (7 X 29in)
tapestry
 
[Untitled] 1974   47 X 25cm (18 X 10in)
tapestry
 
For Lee 1974   124 X 107cm (49 X 42in)
tapestry
 
Sun 1974   112 X 122cm (44 X 48in)
tapestry
 
Rayon Vaginal Delights 1974   46 X 46cm (18 X 18in)
tapestry
 
Carol 1974   30 X 46cm (12 X 18in)
tapestry
 
[Untitled Bag] 1974   86.5 X 32cm (34 X 12.5in)
tapestry
 
[Untitled] 1975   229 X 105cm (90 X 41in)
pattern weave
 
[Untitled] 1975   91 X 61cm (36 X 24in)
tapestry
 
Interior Landscape 1976   147 X 350cm (58 X 138in)
tapestry
Interior Landscape, full view Interior Landscape, detail 1 Interior Landscape, detail 2

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Tapestries: works woven in tapestry technique, 1976-1987

Scene for a 14 by 72 Inch Wall Space 1976   183 X 36cm (72 X 14in)
tapestry
Scene, full view Scene, detail
Arctic Sunrise 1976   approx: 46 X 46cm (18 X 18in)   tapestry  
Obversion 1976   approx: 305 X 102cm (120 X 40in)   rya  
Frank Zappa: We Wouldn't Ball You Just Because You're a Star 1976   91 X 61cm (36 X 24in)
tapestry
Frank Zappa Frank Zappa, detail 1 Frank Zappa, detail 2
Henry Hallett: The Outer Fringe 1977   91 X 61cm (36 X 24in)
tapestry
Henry Hallett Henry Hallett, detail
Mooniad 1978   152 X 455cm (60 X 179in)
tapestry
Mooniad Mooniad, detail 1 Mooniad, detail 2 Mooniad, detail 3
Vertical Smile 1978   28 X 26cm (11 X 10in)
tapestry
 
Maxine C. Heller 1978   49 X 64cm (19.5 X 25.5in)
tapestry
Maxine C. Heller, full view Maxine C. Heller, detail
Banderole I: Strictly Commerical 1978   49 X 64cm (19.5 X 25.5in)
tapestry
Banderole I, full view
The Unicorn Purifies the Stream 1978   65 X 61cm (25.5 X 24in)
tapestry
 
Sister Again 1979   25.5 X 25.5cm (13 X 13in)
tapestry
Sister Again, full view Sister Again, detail
Bernice Heller 1979   25.5 X 25.5cm (13 X 13in)
tapestry
Bernice Heller, full view Bernice Heller, detail
Heron 1980   89 X 76.5cm (35 X 30in)
tapestry
 
Cliff Leftwich: In the Court of the Crimson King 1983   67.5 X 83cm (26.5 X 32.5in)
tapestry
Cliff Leftwich, full view Cliff Leftwich, detail 1 Cliff Leftwich, detail 2
Morning Glories 1983   46 X 19.5cm (18 X 15.5in)
tapestry
Morning Glories, full view Morning Glories, detail
Those Old Granite Rocks 1987   89 X 119.5cm (35 X 47.5in)
tapestry
Those Old Granite Rocks, full view Those Old Granite Rocks, detail 1 Those Old Granite Rocks, detail 2
Mabel and Frances: 1940 1987   89 X 119.5cm (35 X 47.5in)
tapestry
Mabel and Frances, full view Mabel and Frances, detail 1 Mabel and Frances, detail 2

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Triaxial: Triaxially woven and braided works, 1982 - 1988

Triaxial Red Hex 1982   49.5 X 43cm (19 X 17in)
triaxial weave
 
Primarily Concerned 1982   32 X 36.5cm (12.5 X 14in)
triaxial weave
Primarily Concerned, full view Primarily Concerned, detail
Black and White and Red All Over 1982   15.5 X 18cm (6 X 7in)
triaxial weave
 
Baby Mandala 1982   25.5 X 29cm (10 X 11.5in)
triaxial weave
 
Pinwheel Pattern 1982   25 X 22cm (10 X 8.5in)
triaxial weave
Pinwheel Pattern, full view Pinwheel Pattern, detail
Mary Kay Pinwheels 1982   29 X 25.5cm (11 X 10in)
triaxial weave
 
Clear Spots 1982   20 X 22.5cm (8 X 9in)
triaxial weave
 
Cube 1982   22 X 19.5cm (8.5 X 7.5in)
triaxial weave
 
Mogen David 1982   23.5 X 26.5cm (9 X 10in)
triaxial weave
 
Fibonacci Sequences 1982   18.5 X 21cm (7 X 8in)
triaxial weave
 
Function at the Junction 1982   24.5 X 28cm (10 X 11in)
triaxial weave
 
Effects of Nuclear Blast: Retinal Burn 1982   20.5 X 23.5cm (8 X 9in)
triaxial weave
 
Radiance 1982   26 X 30cm (10 X 12in)
triaxial weave
 
Triaxial Fabric: Doubleweave Variation 1983   88 X 70cm (34.5 X 27.5in)
triaxial weave
 
Triaxial Sampler, parts I and II 1983-84   36 X 61.5cm (14 X 24in); 30.5 X 35.5cm (12 X 14in)
triaxial weave
 
Red Line Events 1984   73 X 76cm (29 X 30in)
triaxial braid
Red Line Events, full view Red Line Events, detail
Jacques Lake: Green Is Not a Color 1984   73 X 76cm (29 X 30in)
triaxial braid
Jacques Lake, full view Jacques Lake, detail
Triaxial Tartan: McGiver 1984   26 X 19.5cm (10 X 7.5in)
triaxial braid
 
Wonderwall (Thanks, George) 1984   148 X 76cm (58 X 30in)
triaxial braid
 
The Ultimate Pink and Green Experience 1984   72.5 X 72.5cm (28.5 X 28.5in)
triaxial braid
The Ultimate Pink and Green Experience, full view The Ultimate Pink and Green Experience, detail
Fragment 1984   28.5 X 25cm (11 X 10in); framed: 72 X 63.5cm (28.5 X 25in)
triaxial braid
 
That Grey Area 1984   88 X 84.5cm (34.5 X 33in)
triaxial braid
 
Fall Into Winter 1984   82.5 X 93.5cm (32.5 X 37in)
triaxial braid
 
Elements of Chance 1984   93 X 77cm (36.5 X 30in)
triaxial braid
 
Chaos and Order 1984   70 X 108cm (27.5 X 42.5in)
triaxial braid
 
Entropy/Syntropy 1985   83.5 X 79cm (33 X 31in)
triaxial braid
 
Magic Mountain 1985   70 X 128cm (27.5 X 50in)
triaxial braid
 
The Giant Underwater Pyramids 1985   143.5 X 167.7cm
(56 X 66in)   triaxial braid
 
The Blue Light 1985   140 X 173cm (55 X 68in)
triaxial braid
 
The Squid Decor and the Æther Light 1985   142.5 X 181cm
(55.5 X 71in)   triaxial braid
The Squid Decor, full view The Squid Decor, detail 1 The Squid Decor, detail 2
Tumbling Triangle 1985   151.5 X 141cm
(59.5 X 55.5in)   triaxial braid
Tumbling Triangle, full view Tumbling Triangle, detail 1 Tumbling Triangle, detail 2
Possible Fabrics (Swatches 1 - 6) 1986   from 5 X 5 to 7.5 X 7.5cm
(2 X 2 to 3X 3in),
framed : 31 X 27cm (12 X 11in)
triaxial braid
Possible Fabrics, full view Possible Fabrics, detail
Breath on a Mirror 1986   143 X 145.5cm
(56.5 X 57in)
triaxial braid
Breath on a Mirror, full view Breath on a Mirror, detail 1 Breath on a Mirror, detail 2
Alchemical Rose 1985   144 X 136cm
(56.5 X 53.5in)   triaxial braid
 
Canto IV 1986   32.5 X 89cm (13 X 35in)
triaxial braid
Canto IV, full view Canto IV, detail
The Hi Sign 1986   96 X 89cm (37.5 X 35in)
triaxial braid
The Hi Sign, full view The Hi Sign, detail

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Blended techniques: Works using multiple techniques; structures, 1976 - 1988

Blue Cross 1977   133 X 84cm (52 X 33in)
tapestry, rya, and pile weave
 
Go with the Flow 1978   56 X 60cm (22 X 23.5in)
tapestry and pile weave
 
Leaf X 400 1978   73 X 44cm (29 X 17.5in)
tapestry and pile weave
 
Coptic 1978   23 X 21cm (9 X 8in)
tapestry and plain weave
 
Jetstream over the Rift 1979   82 X 36.5cm (32 X 14.5in)
tapestry and plain weave
 
Dissolution of the I Faculty 1979   77 X 119cm (30 X 49in)
tapestry and plain weave
Dissolution of the I Faculty, full view Dissolution of the I Faculty, detail 1 Dissolution of the I Faculty, detail 2
Twelve Degrees of Freedom: Homage to RBF 1979   16 X 16 X 16cm
(6 X 6 X 6in)
tapestry and wrapping on a tensegrity frame
 
Polarized Brother 1980   46 X 59cm (18 X 23in)
tapestry and plain weave
Polarized Brother, full view Polarized Brother, detail 1 Polarized Brother, detail 2
Untitled Pattern Transmutation Study 1980   93 X 29cm (37 X 11in)
tapestry, plain weave and pattern weave
 
Walter B. Cannabis: Incognito 1981   52 X 59cm (20.5 X 23in)
tapestry and plain weave
Walter B. Cannabis, full view Walter B. Cannabis, detail
Another Pattern Transmutation Study 1981   46.5 X 42.5cm
(18.5 X 17in)   tapestry, plain weave and pattern weave
 
Purple Haze (Portrait of Art Spencer) 1981   80 X 124.5cm (31.5 X 49in)
tapestry, plain weave, and pattern weave
Purple Haze, full view Purple Haze, detail 1 Purple Haze, detail 2
California Effects 1984   30 X 31cm (12 X 12in)
triaxial braid and tapestry
California Effects, full view California Effects, detail
Study for White Light 1984   29.5 X 34.5 X 4.5cm
(11.5 X 13.5 X 2in)
triaxial braid and triaxial weave
 
Repro Man 1985   21.5 X 28 X 6cm
(8.5 X 11 X 2.5in)
triaxial weave, drawing on paper
 
Still Grateful 1988   89 X 107cm (35 X 42in)
triaxial braid and tapestry
Still Grateful, full view Still Grateful, detail 1 Still Grateful, detail 2

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Wasteweave: Recycling scraps of yarn, 1977 - 2014

Wasteweave I: Wear and Tear on the Reptile 1977   195 X 99cm (77 X 39in)
double weave tapestry, rya
 
Wasteweave II a and b: GIGO 1979   107 X 88cm (42 X 35in)
Tapestry and plain weave
 
Wasteweave II c: Webnet 1979   108 X 44.5cm
(42.5 X 17.5in)
Tapestry and plain weave
 
Wasteweave III: Hairloom 1981   33 X 24 X 7cm
(13 X 9 X 3in)
Tapestry and rya
 
Lifework Phase 2 In progress (eta 2014)
pile weave
 
 
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