Remnants of the Dream by Elizabeth J. Buckley, original handwoven tapestry, 28" x 43", wool on cotton seine twine warp, 1996

Remnants of the Dream by Elizabeth J. Buckley, original handwoven tapestry, 28″ x 43″, wool on cotton seine twine warp, 1996

Notes on this piece…

“The source of inspiration lies in my fascination with the collective memory that is recorded in stone; with the signature of hands as petroglyphs on cliffs and volcanic rocks here in the Southwest, or as imprints in Paleolythic caves. These are hands which molded earthen pots, built megalithic monuments, constructed Anasazi cliff dwellings, mixed pigment to paint murals on caves deep within the Earth. What remains now are but traces of memory, like the fragments of a dream in the stream of time.” – Elizabeth J. Buckley

Technique: handwoven Aubusson-style (French) tapestry

Sett: 12 epi

Materials: moth-proofed wool weft threads on cotton seine twine warp

Make sure to check out Elizabeth’s website by clicking here. She teaches classes!

Enjoy!

Ciao,

Teresa & Joe

PS I just heard a great TED Talk about ancient cave paintings that may give you even more appreciation for Elizabeth’s inspiration. Click here to check it out!

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