Sketchbook #16: Margie Neuhaus


“I’m aware of a push and pull, between a kind of structural logic and more spontaneous gestures. The drawings are all records of decisions at various levels of awareness. My weavings and sculptures share parallel explorations with these drawings, but the drawings are not literal templates for the three-dimensional work.”
Margie Neuhaus

Looking at these drawings I became curious about weaving, its history and metaphors and found out everything is being woven all the time, literally the Web of Life. Also this quote about the invention of weaving and Neuhaus’ drawings became landscapes:

“The tradition of weaving traces back to Neolithic times – approximately 12,000 years ago. Even before the actual process of weaving was discovered, the basic principle of weaving was applied to interlace branches and twigs to create fences, shelters and baskets for protection.”


















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