Throw me into any art museum and I'll gravitate toward abstract expressionism. I haven't tried to explain why, but I know I'm attracted to color, swaths of it, boldness. I always found Rothko's most well-known paintings immediately satisfying to look at.
So as I dug a little deeper into that style of work, I continued to find pieces that pulled me in further. Ray Parker, a painter from the midwest who was most prolific in the 1950s and 60s, was perhaps most well-known for his Simple Paintings in the color field style, described as featuring joyous, amoebic forms floating on a white background. I loved them. I love them. Trying not to rip them off directly, I tried to find inspiration in them.
Ray uses my favorite form of weaving - rya, using a combination of different weights of yarns together to create depth, texture and energy. The pebble-shapes of natural tone colors stack and lean on each other.
I prefer using a nail and hidden, integrated brass tube -- so no hanging hardware is visible.
Optionally, I recommend a sturdy wood dowel as shown, and will include a set of leather hanging loops.
Gary not included.
Materials: Wool, many varieties. Cotton.
Dimensions: 24"w x 20"l
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