The skeletal structure of the pieces show the architecture of the work. At the same time the construction elements are essential to it’s expression. Handwoven in ‘hacked’ traditional patterns they defy set rules, yet stay within the grid.
“Where making (like building) comes to an end with the completion of a work in it’s final form, weaving (like dwelling) continues for as long as life goes on - punctuated but not terminated by the appearance of the pieces that it successively brings into being. Dwelling in the world, in short, is tantamount to the ongoing, temporal interweaving of our lives with one another and with the manifold constituents of our environment.
First, the practitioner operates within a field of forces set up through his or her engagement with the material; secondly, the work does not merely involve the mechanical application of external forces but calls for care, judgement and dexterity; and thirdly, the action has a narrative quality, in the sense that every movement, like every line in a story, grows rhythmically out of the one before and lays the groundwork for the next.”
The perception of the environment, Essays in livelihood, dwelling and skill, Tim Ingold, 2000>