A Scarf Named Sheri, gives life

" Ultimately the fear of failure must be conquered in ourselves. I doubt that one ever wins this battle without having learned humility. We must be content to be who we are and not to put our sights so high that they do not correspond with our gifts. Also, while we listen soberly to our critics, we will do well to remember what William Blake told us- that we are not better for another man's praise nor worse for his blame. This is hard for a creator to know, especially in the early stages of a work when there are no real lines of separation between who he is and what he has made. We cannot make something where nothing existed, whether it be a poem, a house, or a painting, without breathing life into it so that it may itself breathe- each bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh. "

From april 2012
From april 2012

There is a complete exchange while the artist gives life and breath to the work, the work does the same for the artist. Making them forever entangled in each other. In a battle where they slowly take so much from the other that they both almost die, while at the same time making each other more alive then they can ever hope to be by themselves. Creating is an extension physically, mentally, and spiritually. It pulls hard in both directions creating the most amazing tension and pressure, that creates perfect beauty.

I had been out of the studio for quiet some time, while I wanted to create again, there was also something that made it hard to go back. However, once I started working I didn't want to stop. I was suddenly filled with ideas that needed to get back, and felt like I was watching myself come back to life.

From april 2012
From april 2012

The life of the artist is not easy to understand or explain, as it is in constant flux. It is a life full, full of opposites existing at the same time in the same place. Making a fully expressed work of art one that demonstrates true joy.

From april 2012

The weave pattern in this piece is called Rose-path. Rose-path has a lot of variations to it depending on the treadling pattern that you choose to use. For this piece I dressed it and did the same for the treadle pattern.  If you want to give it try yourself  go here for some instructions.

From april 2012

Scarf stats: 
Name: Sheri
Materials: cotton, tencel yarn, cooper tubing
Dimensions:12" x74"
Colors: deep purple, lavender, forest green, chartreuse, pink, rose, gold

Bliss … as though you’d suddenly swallowed a bright piece of that late afternoon sun and it burned in your bosom, sending out a little shower of sparks into every particle —Katherine Mansfield

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1 comment:

Shafique Ahmad said...

nice post i like read these kind of post