Welcome back, Jaya!!! 'Tis the season of returning rockstar residents!
Weaving on: Collin
Joining us from: Palo Alto, California
Tell us about yourself and what led you to the residency?
I've been eager to come back to Praxis DWL since my first residency in 2021. I'm delighted to return in 2023 for another experience with the TC2.
Have you had any previous experience with Digital Weaving or Jacquard?
My only digital weaving experience is from my two Praxis residencies, though I've woven on traditional looms for almost 30 years.
Any goals for the residency you'd like to share?
Much of my work is motivated by the intimate, tactile relationship between textiles and the human body. I'm excited to explore that relationship on the TC2, integrating bodily imagery with woven structures and textures. I hope to push some of the ways I wove photographic and abstracted images of the body in 2021 even further, and explore new ways of considering color, gravity, and dimensionality.
Check out Jaya's last interview here and see more of her on Instagram @jaya.griscom or at jayagris.com