I was writing this morning about Bhakti Ziek’s upcoming visit, and her participation in Colloquy 2009 at St. Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana. Here are a few photos I took two years ago when Br. Kim Malloy took our group into the vestry to examine some of the real treasury of vestments, old and new, collected there. I won’t go into detail about the fabric constructions; some are brocaded, some are embroidered, some are perhaps lampas or takete. Bhakti would know!
The photo of Br. Kim is in the area with the more contemporary vestments, all hand woven.
Today’s post is of recent work, tapestries which are based on the landscape and rural buildings in the vicinity of my new home in New Harmony, Indiana.
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Orange Slat Barn, 2007, 29” x 30”, wool cotton rayon
Corn Cribs & Pear Tree, 2007, 30” x 30”, wool cotton metallic rayon nylon
Cornflowers, 2007, wool & cotton 31” x 30.5”
Corn, 2007, wool, cotton, metallic, 33.5” x 30”