Britta Fluevog created the piece Loom when she had to leave her real loom behind her. It was created as a commemoration to her newfound love of weaving and the relationship with her loom that bloomed from that. It is a triumph of art and the act of creation and also a self-portrait. The large size of the loom, made her have t o be intimate with her loom physically, in order for her to use it. The intimacy created a strong bond between her and her loom that she had never known before with prior art tools. Her piece Loom required the same intimacy and closeness to create. The colours are strong and bold, full of the joy of life. The materials are varied, linen, sisal, jute, tinsel, & wool, among other things. They are recycled, ready made, hand spun, natural dyed and reclaimed. The piece is full of contrasts, the textures that make one want to touch and the inability to touch; the triumphant colours and the pathos filled drooping; the richness of the weaving and the quiet void of the fishing wire. It follows the philosophy of Georg Simmel, using uniqueness to try to vanquish the void that consumerist society creates. It also addresses the gap of the production and consumption, where a normal loom is a curiosity and cloth is thrown out long before wear is apparent. It was made in the most redundant way, hand woven, every piece a different yarn, no pattern the same and the smallest pieces being the most detailed.
Treadles and Shafts
Treadles, the most intricate part in the weave structures
Shafts & Heddles
The middle part with the feathers is handspun from my "Party" yarn
Cross Member & Mechanics
Lamms & (part unknown)
Storm in the Ocean