Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Museum of Western Art


Museum of Western Art is in our backyard.  This past week we attended an open house for their special exhibit with Becky Crouch Patterson, artist, author, designer as she celebrates 
"Lukenbach Legacy:  Hondo's Daughter"-- Hondo is historical owner of Luckenbach!
if you haven't heard of Luckenback, then here is some history--this town is a state of mind! you must listen to the song too --
back to the museum open house event
Becky opened her first one woman show with outstanding fiber art and oil paintings.
We enjoyed meeting Becky, sharing a glass of Newsome wine with her as she
shared a couple of her stories about her life growing up in Luckenbach light

Machine embroidery pieces "Women in Blue Bonnet"

Close-up of lacework on the collar

Machine embroidery "Picasso's Blue Boy"

42"X 54" "Angels on HIgh"

55"x36"  "Feria de las Flores"

"Make Me An Instrucment"

36"x48" Hondo's Sheep in Sunset"

96"x72"  "If you Love Me Feed My Sheep"

60"x72" Best People on Earth Are Dogs and Horses

36x48"  "Wears No Man's Brand"

I didn't take photos of her paintings, which were colorful and beautiful--

Becky calls her fiber hangings "tapestries".  But, what is a tapestry? 
a piece of thick textile fabric with pictures or designs formed by weaving colored weft threads or by embroidering on canvas, used as a wall hanging

Here is what I call a tapestry.

Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven by hand on a loom. Tapestry is weft-faced weaving, in which all the warp threads are hidden in the completed work, unlike most woven textiles, where both the warp and the weft threads may be visible. In tapestry weaving, weft yarns are typically discontinuous; the artisan interlaces each coloured weft back and forth in its own small pattern area. It is a plain weft-faced weave having weft threads of different colours worked over portions of the warp to form the design.

What do you think is a tapestry??

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