This month two textile artists, Helen Mirra and Ellen Lesperance, installed their show Traversing at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA. I am so fortunate to be part of a community of weavers from around the world who contributed pieces to Mirra’s project Standard Incomparable. The parameters were to weave two pieces out of local fiber with seven stripes as long as the weavers arm and as wide as the weavers hand. Standard Incomparable will have many iterations beginning with this show at the Armory Center. In September it will travel to Milan for a show at the Raffaella Cortese gallery and ultimately will be part of the collection at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA.
My pieces have a warp of american wool spun by the Huntington Yarn Mill in Philadelphia and a weft of alpaca from Doylestown hand spun on my drop spindle.