A special project has called me back to the loom after 30 years. One unique characteristic of Okinawa weaving is its geometric patterns. For my tapestries, in place of Okinawan weaving techniques (and materials that aren’t readily available in the U.S.), I have adapted a Western double-weave process to recreate the beauty of Ryukyu kasuri on my floor loom. I prepare the woven patterns and colors with software before the handloom operation.

Empire State, 30 x 112 inches, double weave, wool, 2019