“One line plus one line results in many meanings.”
“Color deceives continuously.”
This is a companion piece to “Zero”, the embroidery inspired by the work of Anni Albers that I finished last summer.
Anni’s husband Josef did not work with fiber, but he admired the same Pre-Columbian textiles as his wife, and used them in his classes as examples of good design. As with the first embroidery, I chose quotes to stitch as the background for the rest of the composition.
Josef was widely known and admired for his teaching as much as for his art. Beginning at the Bauhaus, where he took over the basic design course, and continuing in the open and experimental atmosphere of Black Mountain College, Albers constantly refined an approach that emphasized “learning to see” as the basis for not only creating art, but all learning. Most of his students at Black Mountain…
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