Illusionary Shapes, 60×40″, cotton cord

This weaving is the result of an experiment into the way that perceived color and shape can be manipulated by variations in warp thread color as well as how the making of geometric shapes can be achieved on a floor loom. The shapes that pass through different sections or colored warp threads become disjointed as their dominate colors change and they fracture into smaller sections of the whole form. After creating this weaving I came to the conclusion that the floor loom is best used to create patterns that repeat through continuous rows of weft instead of intricately picked designs. This work embodies the feeling of swimming upstream; weaving this piece required fighting against the current of the floor loom.