Deborah Valoma's medium is thread—a genre that crisscrosses the globe with a potent network of political, historical, social, gendered, and metaphorical meanings. Intensely research-based, her studio practice harnesses the nuances of this humble, yet poetically charged medium. Using hand construction techniques and cutting-edge digital weaving technology, Valoma work hugs the edges of traditional practice, simultaneously upholding age-old custom and unraveling long held stereotypes.
Little White LiesTasting GreenFemininity #2Femininity #1ObsessionPebble DropThe SurgeRenateTwenty TearsCunning Comes in TroubleTorose 15 + 16DesireDesire (detail)EuropaObligoTorose 11Loom EnvyLoom Envy (detail)Veil TriptychMedea: a veil as though burningMedea: a veil as though burning (detail)Yael: a mantle laid downYael: a mantle laid down (detail)Some SpiderFather OssuaryFollowing Adriane's Thread