01 Point of Departure

Point of Departure, Original Tapestry by Rachel Brown, hand-dyed wool, 41.5″ x 40.5″, 1989

For many of my weavings I have a system of design, inspired by a linear design on an American Indian pot. Then I chose my colors to gradate and alternate. The colors go from yellow to orange through red. Then the natural colors that alternate range from natural beige and white though gray and darker gray and finally black.

This weaving was chosen by Janet Webb to be on the cover of the Taos Vacation Guide for the year 1997 to 1998. –Rachel Brown

Ciao,
Teresa and all of us here at Weaving Southwest

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2 comments on “Sunday Inspiration, The Tapestries of Rachel Brown: Point of Departure

  • This Tapestry reminds me of the Frank Stella Paintings from the 70’s.
    I love this tapestry ! The colors are just so happy and alive! Wonderful Sunday morning (afternoon) inpiration!!! Thank you for posting it!
    just beautiful!

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