Semi-Set Vertical Blue

Stroll up the stairs as you scan this 20-foot-long tapestry inspired by the infinite capacity of the internet.

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March 20, 2018 – February, 2019

Stairwell Installation

Stroll down the stairs while you scroll up three floors of digitally woven blue screen.

Explore the infinite capacity of the internet in this 20-foot-long tapestry by Allyce Wood. Like building a website, weaving a tapestry allows the designer freedom to continue an image or idea beyond the limits of a page.

Allyce Wood

“With computer-based media, the visual is built through lines of code, programming and directives being written out line by line. Tapestries are similarly built.”

Allyce Wood — Artist, Semi-Set Vertical Blue

For this piece, Allyce sourced generic photographs of items like coils, chicken eggs, and golden rings. These symbols were then simplified and arranged like clip-art, stamped across the surface, and layered amongst her own marks. After compiling these new icons into a single design, she worked with an industrial textile factory in western Norway to weave the final work on a digital Jacquard loom. Through this process, she created a visible connection between machine-made and hand-made histories.

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