Braille Tapestry Series

Braille Tapestry Series

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The Braille Tapestry Series was inspired by finding several old Braille editions of magazines, including Science News and Rolling Stone, in a reuse store in Oakland, CA. I was happily surprised that they were totally white, pure except for the raised writing, full of potential.  The pieces in the series were constructed by using rust transfer and other media, saturating the papers with beeswax, and suspending them from rods.  They are meant to be hung unframed on hardware that allows them to float a few inches away from the wall.

Braille Tapestry VI, 2014, Beeswax, rust transfer, stitched collage on paper, steel, waxed linen thread, 25 x 36"

 

Braille Tapestry VII, 2014, Beeswax, watercolor, crayon on paper, fiberglass, waxed linen thread, 13 x 36"

 

Braille Tapestry II, 2104, Beeswax, pastel, graphite on paper, fiberglass, waxed linen thread, 35 x 24"

Braille Tapestry V, 2014, Beeswax, graphite, charcoal on paper, fiberglass, waxed linen thread, 50 x 13"

Braille Tapestry I, 2014, Beeswax, encaustic, rust transfer on paper, steel, waxed linen thread, 34 x 23"