Thursday, August 6, 2015

All the tapestry bits... pieces from around the world in Line Dufour's Fate, Destiny, and Self-Determination

I was invited to participate in Line Dufour's Fate, Destiny, and Self-Determination installation at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. I have been excited to see this show because the thought of hundreds of little colored shapes made by all different artists all over the world and put together in one exhibition is pretty exciting. And I got the chance to see it in Denver this weekend and  to show one of my large pieces.

The main Fate piece has two "ends" which you can see in the first two photos here. All the little pieces from all over the world are scattered between them.

Fate, Destiny, Self-Determination (detail) and Rebecca Mezoff, Emergence I
This project was created by Toronto tapestry artist, Line Dufour. She was interested in the impact of social media on our practice as artists and its ability to connect people working largely in isolation. It also allowed her to bring together artists who contributed pieces to the project. She is also thinking about issues of physicality and the actual making of objects.
Tapestry weaving is a slow, laborious and manual practice, a contrast to the speed at which social media weaves word threads of connection to others.
You can read the rest of the above excerpted article in HandEye magazine HERE.

Rebecca Mezoff, Emergence I

Sarah Swett, Line Dufour, and Alex Marriott

David Johnson

Margaret Sunday, Penelope Dissembling in Fracutopia
Penelope Dissembling in Fracutopia (detail)
Viewing this piece was delightful. I walked around and around it and every time I saw new things. It is great fun. Bring a child for the best viewing. They notice everything.

Visit the project's Facebook page HERE, and if you are a weaver, make a shape for the project!


  1. Absolutely loved all the photos of this unique exhibit and the people who attended. The projects on FB make it all come to life.

  2. Thank you for this post. The photos from different perspectives and the close-ups are wonderful.


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