Series 2 of 6 Phase 1
PRESENTED BY : StArt Art Gallery
|Medium||100% Mercerised Cotton &/or Merino yarn|
This work forms part of Diergaardts 2017, ‘Experimental Collection'. In these works Diergaardt has put to test “the idea that there is a direct link between the mind and the hand”. Attempting to work spontaneously through her artistic process, this series of hand-weavings showcases the results of an internal reflection by the artist about her own thought process. Prioritising the mechanical process of weaving by hand over more cerebral pre-planning, these artworks are formed out of lines and gestures made “in the moment”. Choosing only the colour of the wool before she starts this hand-weaving technique on a small, handmade loom, the artist allows the nature of the wool and quick decisions to dictate the pattern that emerges.