Last Fall I was approached by representatives of the Northeast Georgia Health System who were planning a 65th anniversary celebration and were looking for a weaver to establish the theme of their conference, held at Greenville's historic Poinsett Hotel. I agreed to participate as a weaving demonstrator at their meeting, and also to create a wall hanging for them, based on one of their core values, stewardship of the environment. The completed work, "Woven," was introduced last night and met with a very warm reception! It will find its eventual home at their Georgia headquarters.
When the weaving first came off the loom last December I laid it out on a bedsheet on my deck to see how it all went together. It's constructed of six jacquard woven panels to be hung side by side, just touching but not actually connected. The image is based on a photograph I took while hiking in the woods and is constructed in double twill. Click to enlarge.
At last night's celebration, it was mounted on a temporary frame with spotlights. Here is a snapshot during cocktail hour, to give an idea of scale. The total piece is 81" wide.
While the conference attendees were gathering, I was posted on the mezzanine giving a weaving demo on my very portable Wolf Pup loom. Here's an interesting view of the loom, with the featured hanging just visible in the upper left corner of the photo.
To emphasize the theme of the conference, the organizers had created this label for the weaving. The label will be included with the piece when it reaches its final home.
A big thank you to the Northeast Georgia Health System for including me in their meeting and honoring me with this commission.