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Relationship of Language and Pattern

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Through the repetitive processes in weaving I have found a place of meditation. Each peaceful interaction with the yarn has led into exploration of the ego and the self through language. My research has guided me to the manifestation of thought, that, the use of language in our relationship with the self creates patterns of being in reality. In my work, I explore the relationship of language and pattern through the use of color and structure.

A Meditative Experience was the beginning of my investigation into the similarities of structure in weaving and writing. Collaborating with a poet, identical structures were created in both the poem and the woven cloth, to create a visual and audible pattern. The spiral shape invites viewers to walk in and immerse themselves in the transitions of pattern and energy of color while the poem is being played. Creating an environment for the viewer to reflect on their relationship with their ego and inner self.

In my current investigations I step away from complex structure. My focus has changed to the painting on both sets of yarns, on and off the loom before being woven. The act of painting words is derived from my meditative journaling process, where I am able to de-clutter my mind through words and breath. I mimic this process by painting my thoughts on the warp, yarns on the loom. The weft, yarns being inserted, painted with words describing breathing processes. When put together the resulting pattern is a mystery. Mirroring the acceptance of the unknown patterns in life through meditation.

Modified Abstract

Through the repetitive processes in weaving I have found a place of meditation. Each peaceful interaction with the yarn has led into exploration of the ego and the self through language. My research has guided me to the manifestation of thought, that, the use of language in our relationship with the self creates patterns of being in reality. In my work, I explore the relationship of language and pattern through the use of color and structure.

Research Category

Art/Fashion

Primary Author's Major

Crafts

Mentor #1 Information

Mrs. Janice Lessman-Moss

Start Date

March 2016

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Research Area

Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts

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Relationship of Language and Pattern

Through the repetitive processes in weaving I have found a place of meditation. Each peaceful interaction with the yarn has led into exploration of the ego and the self through language. My research has guided me to the manifestation of thought, that, the use of language in our relationship with the self creates patterns of being in reality. In my work, I explore the relationship of language and pattern through the use of color and structure.

A Meditative Experience was the beginning of my investigation into the similarities of structure in weaving and writing. Collaborating with a poet, identical structures were created in both the poem and the woven cloth, to create a visual and audible pattern. The spiral shape invites viewers to walk in and immerse themselves in the transitions of pattern and energy of color while the poem is being played. Creating an environment for the viewer to reflect on their relationship with their ego and inner self.

In my current investigations I step away from complex structure. My focus has changed to the painting on both sets of yarns, on and off the loom before being woven. The act of painting words is derived from my meditative journaling process, where I am able to de-clutter my mind through words and breath. I mimic this process by painting my thoughts on the warp, yarns on the loom. The weft, yarns being inserted, painted with words describing breathing processes. When put together the resulting pattern is a mystery. Mirroring the acceptance of the unknown patterns in life through meditation.