AUTHORED PUBLICATIONS

Valoma, Deborah. Forthcoming. "Alluring Monotony + Luminous Grids." Textile: Journal of Cloth and Culture, special issue "Weaving Beyond the Binary," edited by John Paul Morabito.

Valoma, Deborah. Forthcoming. "When Linen Remembers." Material Intelligence, edited by Glenn Adamson.

Valoma, Deborah. 2016. “Complex Simplicity.” In Kay Sekimachi: Simple Complexity/Works from the Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Forward by Suzanne Isken, Executive Director, Craft and Folk Art Museum, photographs by M. Lee Fatherree. Los Angeles, CA: The Craft and Folk Art Museum.

Valoma, Deborah. 2013. Scrape the Willow Until It Sings: The Words and Work of Basket Maker Julia Parker. Photographs by M. Lee Fatherree. Berkeley, CA: Heyday. 
Winner of the 2014 Gold Medal for Contributions to Publishing, Commonwealth Club of California’s California Book Awards.

Valoma, Deborah. 2013. “Weaving with Julia Parker: An Excerpt from Scrape the Willow Until It Sings.” News from Native California 27 (1): 32­–­33.

Valoma, Deborah. 2011. “Dust Chronicles.” Textile: Journal of Cloth and Culture 8 (3): 260–269.

Valoma, Deborah. 2010. “Cloth and African Identity in Bahia, Brazil.” The Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, edited by Joanne B. Eicher. Oxford: Berg Fashion Library. Volume 2: Latin America and the Caribbean, edited by Margot Blum Schevill, 413-420.

Valoma, Deborah. 2007. Lia Cook: In the Folds, Work from 1973­–1997. Wilton, CT: Brown/Grotta Arts. 

Valoma, Deborah. 2005. “The Impermanent Made Permanent: Textiles, Pattern and the Migration of a Medium.” Fiberarts 32 (3): 44–49.

Valoma, Deborah. 2004. “Past in Present Tense: Four Decades of Baskets by Julia Parker.” News from Native California 18 (1): 4–6.

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. 

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AUTHORED PUBLICATIONS

Valoma, Deborah. Forthcoming. "Alluring Monotony + Luminous Grids." Textile: Journal of Cloth and Culture, special issue "Weaving Beyond the Binary," edited by John Paul Morabito.

Valoma, Deborah. Forthcoming. "When Linen Remembers." Material Intelligence, edited by Glenn Adamson.

Valoma, Deborah. 2016. “Complex Simplicity.” In Kay Sekimachi: Simple Complexity/Works from the Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Forward by Suzanne Isken, Executive Director, Craft and Folk Art Museum, photographs by M. Lee Fatherree. Los Angeles, CA: The Craft and Folk Art Museum.

Valoma, Deborah. 2013. Scrape the Willow Until It Sings: The Words and Work of Basket Maker Julia Parker. Photographs by M. Lee Fatherree. Berkeley, CA: Heyday. 
Winner of the 2014 Gold Medal for Contributions to Publishing, Commonwealth Club of California’s California Book Awards.

Valoma, Deborah. 2013. “Weaving with Julia Parker: An Excerpt from Scrape the Willow Until It Sings.” News from Native California 27 (1): 32­–­33.

Valoma, Deborah. 2011. “Dust Chronicles.” Textile: Journal of Cloth and Culture 8 (3): 260–269.

Valoma, Deborah. 2010. “Cloth and African Identity in Bahia, Brazil.” The Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, edited by Joanne B. Eicher. Oxford: Berg Fashion Library. Volume 2: Latin America and the Caribbean, edited by Margot Blum Schevill, 413-420.

Valoma, Deborah. 2007. Lia Cook: In the Folds, Work from 1973­–1997. Wilton, CT: Brown/Grotta Arts. 

Valoma, Deborah. 2005. “The Impermanent Made Permanent: Textiles, Pattern and the Migration of a Medium.” Fiberarts 32 (3): 44–49.

Valoma, Deborah. 2004. “Past in Present Tense: Four Decades of Baskets by Julia Parker.” News from Native California 18 (1): 4–6.

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