What's up Amy!?
Weaving on: Collin
Joining us from: Twin Cities, MN
Tell us about yourself and what led you to the residency?
I needle-weave and knot abstract physical and psychological landscapes onto worn fiber artifacts, generally horse fly nets and fishing nets. With fishing nets in particular, I’m able to weave vertically or horizontally, alternately favoring warp or weft, which seems to translate well to the TC2. The handwork involved in weaving on nets is physically demanding, time consuming, and a bit unpredictable. The ability to expend more design energy upfront, sample it, and then complete a piece in a significantly shorter amount of time is freeing and exciting.
Have you had any previous experience with Digital Weaving or Jacquard?
Beyond a few online workshops in file design, digital weaving is new to me.
Any goals for the residency you'd like to share?
My immediate goal is to get to know the TC2 so I can be even more intentional and fluent the next time we meet, ultimately expanding my practice through creation of work that converses with my net sculptures.
You can find more of Amy on Instagram @amyusdin or on her personal site amyusdin.com !