Kadipuu

At Pärnu Museum. Exhibition Matterthought (Mõterjal).

At Pärnu Museum. Exhibition Matterthought (Mõterjal).

Tapestries from the series Woman and wolf. Works made after graphic art of Marilyn Piirsalu. 2013

At night Mom brings in frozen sheets from the string. Tapestry. Wool, linen 1988. 150x350cm

At night Mom brings in frozen sheets from the string.

Tapestry. Wool, linen

1988.

150x350cm

During the 80s and 90s I made tapestries. My compositions were inhabited by creatures and people. It seems I liked  stairs, roofs and bridges. The persons in those compositions were usually active, caught in the middle of some action. The actions had symbolic meaning, usually denoting change, new level or concentration. In the 80s I took part in several expeditionts to  prehistoric rock carving sites in Karelia (Lake Onega and the White Sea). I guess the images there influenced my textile work.

I  wove tapestries "by heart", usually I had only a small drawing of a figure or situation that I wanted to weave into wall-hanging. I like the idea of tapestry-weaving being a process that grows from bottom to top, with no return, no regrets. The tapestries here are in private collections, mostly I don't know where. The years of making and sizes are as close to truth as I can remember.

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