REPRESENTATION


Brown/Grotta Arts


COLLECTIONS

M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
Lloyd Cotsen Contemporary Basket Collection, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
George and Dorothy Sax, San Francisco, CA
Barbara Dobkin, New York, NY
Samuel J. and Eleanor T. Rosenfeld, Washington, DC
Peter T. and Wendy E. Joseph, New York, NY

Image Collections

For generations, weavers have experimented with the unique graphic potential of building by units within the framework of a grid. In the Grammar of Ornament (originally publishedin 1856), nineteenth-century architect and designer Own Jones hypothesizes that weaving played a central role in the cognitive development of humans and shaped the "first notions of symmetry." These mathematical structures simultaneously shaped structure and materialized on the surface as flat pattern--each a visual code of how the threads were assembled. Fiber construction developed into more than a technology; it became the fertile matrix for an entire aesthetic tradition--the geometric aesthetic, the indigenous language of textiles. 

Representation



REPRESENTATION


Brown/Grotta Arts


COLLECTIONS

M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
Lloyd Cotsen Contemporary Basket Collection, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
George and Dorothy Sax, San Francisco, CA
Barbara Dobkin, New York, NY
Samuel J. and Eleanor T. Rosenfeld, Washington, DC
Peter T. and Wendy E. Joseph, New York, NY