Friday, February 15, 2013

You Know Me Better...

I thought that I would share some of the videos and images that inspired the works in my current exhibition Sampler at Handheld Gallery.

This clip is by one of my favourite singers Roisin Murphy. She headed up the group, Moloko and I've always admired her sense of style and wacky dance moves. Her music videos are always interesting and have a great muted colour quality too.

You Know Me Better, woven tapestry by Mardi Nowak

And the last of the weaving is done!!!!!

Here are some of the small tapestries that were inspired by the music video clip.  When I am weaving them, I work from the low quality print outs as well so they really are a combination of the video and then the low resolution snapshot.  Sometimes the printer may be running out of toner and the colour will bleed in a certain section, I often will weave that too!


And here are some of the snapshots from the music video.  I took these on my iphone while watching the clip via YouTube.  The source material is starting in a low resolution form, becoming compressed onto the iphone and then again when I print it out.  I'm always fascinated with these ideas of process in tapestry.


My exhibition Sampler ends tomorrow, Saturday 16th February, so you don't have much time to check it out!

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