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Tapestry - Dappled Circle Scarlet

Dappled Circle Scarlet

  • Object:

    Tapestry

  • Place of origin:

    Edinburgh (made)

  • Date:

    2007 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Barker, Jo (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, wool, linen, embroidery thread

  • Credit Line:

    Copyright Jo Barker

  • Museum number:

    T.40-2007

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Jo Barker studied tapestry and printmaking at Edinburgh College of Art. Her tapestry tutors were Fiona Mathison and Maureen Hodge, both former directors of the Dovecot Studios. Barker is particularly interested in the use of colour and its emotional impact on the viewer. Working on small designs which combine an exuberant use of drawing, painting and collage, Barker attempts to recreate and capture the immediacy of the painterly mark in her woven tapestries. 'Dappled Circle Scarlet' explores the illusion of space, depth of field and movement reminiscent of the play of sunlight over latticed ironwork. It was inspired by a study trip to Egypt and retains the circle motif that Barker has been working with for many years 'but this time as a more solid form as a base for the dappled light pattern. The grey ripples act as a softer, subtler sense of movement within the composition'.

Physical description

Woven tapestry, cotton warp (12 w.p.i.), wool, linen, cotton and embroidery thread weft.

Place of Origin

Edinburgh (made)

Date

2007 (made)

Artist/maker

Barker, Jo (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, wool, linen, embroidery thread

Dimensions

Height: 45 cm, Width: 84 cm

Object history note

Exhibited at COLLECT 2007 as part of a collaborative venture between the Dovecot Studios and The Scottish Gallery

Descriptive line

'Dappled Circle Scarlet', woven tapestry in wool, linen and cotton, by Jo Barker, Edinburgh, 2007.

Labels and date

Dappled Circle - Scarlet
2007
45 x 84cm
Cotton warp (12 w.p.i.), wool, linen, cotton & embroidery thread.

‘The new piece Dappled Circle - Scarlet, woven for C0LLECT 2007, uses a quality of light that fascinated me on my study trip (Egypt). The way the light is filtered through the fretwork screens in buildings. It also has the circle motif that I have been working with for many years, but this time as a more solid form as a base for the dappled light pattern. The grey ripples act as a softer, subtler sense of movement within the composition.” []

Materials

Cotton; Wool; Linen; Thread

Techniques

Woven

Categories

Textiles; Tapestry; Scotland

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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