Thursday, February 24, 2011

sable

I'm headed back to the studio today to keep working on my piece of Sable Island. The weaving is based on a contemporary satellite image of the island. The only physical characteristic of the island that I'm inserting in the inlay/overshot is Wallace Lake. In the 1700 and 1800s, the lake was much larger and open to the ocean, and sometimes provided a (somewhat) safe shelter for the boats that would otherwise be shipwrecked on the islands sand bars. In the photo above, you can see part of the middle half of the island, while the curving western tip has been woven and wound around the breast beam....

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