Weaving Paper Again
I have been (slowly) working on my first piece for the Mayo Artist’s Show. I was going to do one of my usual 2-dimensional knots but then my earlier experimentation with paper-weaving took me in a slightly new direction. I thought it might be interesting to blog the work as it progresses. Here is the original old sketch that the new work will be based on:
The final piece is going to consist of the knotted wyrms and the bird. The dogs are okay but they don’t fit into the “story” of the picture. I think I want the bird to be a magpie so it might change slightly. The heads on the wyrms will be changing too. The first step was to transfer the knot to graph-paper and experiment with the wyrm heads:
The next step was to separate out the wyrms and divide the long wyrm to eliminate overlapping parts:
Now the wyrms can be woven:
Next I transferred the wyrms to better paper:
I messed up one of the long wyrm pieces so I had to do that one again:
That’s it so far.