This assignment focused on Dihn Q Le works of art.
We learned the process the work of weaving and learned quite a few new vocabulary terms.
Weaving: warp and weft
Pattern: simple pattern, and complex pattern
This project took several class hours to complete the 3 type of practice patterns. I felt that weaving came easy to me in seeing the pattern I wanted to create. The first pattern on the left was just to get used to weaving, the second was making a spot stand out among the pattern. With this one I tried to make an eyeball and large circle teardrop. This is where I learned to do a teardrop I would need to do finer warps and smaller wefts to get that pattern. The third weave I drew on the yellow paper a triangle and on the blue paper I drew a square and a circle. By the time I got to the third assignment I started to figure out other problems like having left over wefts, when weaving you do not use them all because of the small gaps. So I wanted to merge my shapes and I removed some strips to make the triangle and square overlap. Then I realized I needed to take one more out to make sure my circle would stay on the image completely.
Going this far we then had to give Tim 2 images, one in color and one in black and white to have printed for our 3rd class and to put into practice the techniques we have learned into our final project. So in keeping Halloween and thinking of the assignment of the future, I figured I could be dead in 20 years so this seemed to be appropriate. This assignment was a lot of fun for me.
Here is this final combine image, I worked with making three large warps and three different weft sizes. I wanted to show the presence of feeling trapped and using the smaller wefts to give a smoky feeling of rising through the skulls that represented death, never really gone.
My Name is Steve Gonzalez, coming back to school after a lot of years. I am determined to get this done. Sometimes I wonder if I will make it.