Leonardo
Volume 20, Issue 1
Winter 1987

112 pages
ISSN 0024-094X
E-ISSN 1530-9282

Photography and Textile Art: Tapestry in the form of a Triptych

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27
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Article PDF (385.96 KB)
Abstract

The author describes how she combines photography and weaving to create tapestry in the form of a triptych. The triptych allows her to explore images from different points of view. After selecting a set of photographs—usually fragments of nature—she seeks the most appropriate way to ‘translate’ the imagery into the language of tapestry. By introducing a second warp, she is able to transpose the sense of depth in the photographs to the tapestry.