Monday, August 4, 2014

Meeting Myra Reichel

At the start of working with my Alumni artist, Myra Reichel, I was a little unsure exactly of the type of work that she was in. Myra is a weaver and works particularly making tapestries, but I had only seen a few of her pieces online. After visiting her home and office, both of which she runs her studio out of, I saw that she has done more than I thought. From simple to complex, Myra has rugs and tapestries and even clothing around her house and office that she herself has wove. Being a photographer and mainly working in two dimensional art, I wanted to step outside my comfort zone and get hands on with some three dimensional work. I used to take a sewing class in middle school and I loved it, so I thought I would try my hand at weaving. Throughout my time with Myra, I will be learning to warp and weave a loom on my own, set up a large floor loom, and accurately learn weaving techniques form someone who has been in the business for over 25 years.

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