This week has been pleasantly full of photography - nature and still life in the form of Navajo-Churro wool rug details - and website work. You will notice the change in the blog layout immediately. I am not quite finished and hope that today's blog will be readable.
Fred is preparing his work for the Selvedge Magazine World Fair, which will be online in early September. His rugs are primarily rectangular and not square, so the requirement that all photographs be square presents a challenge but also gets those creative juices flowing. Photographer Steve Immel and his wife, Peggy, who is an extraordinary painter, know this full well, given their current show at the Wilder Nightingale Gallery in Taos titled Immel². Two people and work in square formats. So this blog contains only photographs formatted as squares, mostly details, but a few examples of what can be done with rectangular rugs to make a square photograph.
First the two long rugs hung on the rug rack Fred designed and constructed for the Fall Fiber Arts Fiesta in Santa Fe.
...along with a detail of it
...with its companion detail
Rug 349 detail
In process, Rug 351, a rug the size of which would also serve as a saddle blanket
Below is another detail, complete with spirit line. In Navajo tradition, the spirit line - ch'ihonit'i - allows the spirit of the weaver to exit the design from inside the borders.
Thanks to Barbara, Wayne, Jean and Sam, Steve, Catherine, Terry, and Ingrid for your feedback this week. With luck, by next Monday, I will have my website reorganized and ready for viewing.
until next Monday,
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