my name is: Cars Houseman + Darka Novoselic, a collaborating team of two known as A BEE
i'm sharing: PURLOIN: detail, original silk-screened iconography printed with gold metallics, pigment ink, detailed surface design densely stitched to achieve the weight, pull, and buckle similar to woven tapestry.
this was inspired by: The Tapestries at the Getty. Highly anticipating the upcoming exhibition: Woven Gold, Tapestries of Louis XIV
to me, inspiration is: The access to view and study the tapestries and traditions close up. As we take a modern approach (even creating our own terminology for the work "tapestorial") we are mimicking the sway & ripple of the printed characters, they dance and come to life: repeated and mirrored, allegorically working in artistic continuity. From this inspiration we create a contemporary version of 21st century tapestries that come alive and invite each viewer on an extraordinary journey.
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