MONTREAL IRIDESCENT CITY / VILLE IRISEE was created in 2 parts:
1)-woven with a Jacquard loom in 2020, with a weft of cotton and fiber optics, assembled and exhibited in 2021 at the Musée des métiers d’art du Québec
2)-re-assembled in 2022 with new electrical circuit
For this tapestry titled Montreal Iridescent City / Ville Irisee, I was inspired by the area in Montreal, Quebec, where the Saint-Lawrence River reflects the lights and the architecture of the city. I wove cotton yarn with fiber optics that are connected to a light source that creates tiny ribbons of light on the surface of the tapestry. Awarded a MFA in 1992, I create textile art on high warp Gobelin as well as Jacquard looms. Passionate about innovating, I do research in digital art, using photography and programming electronic circuits. I weave with silk, wool and cotton yarns, incorporating fiber optics, microcontrollers, and LED lights to produce kinetic effects that interact with the viewer.