pat dozier - tapestry


I have been weaving tapestries since 1993 when I moved to New Mexico, taking a year off to pursue my art. The impressions of objects and forms appear in my work as geometric renditions of shadow forms, color blends and large stylized pottery shapes. I'm currently working on a series of runners featuring bold color blends .My work is characterized by strong, asymmetrical designs. My usual colors, black and white, are sometimes mixed with other strong hues all of which I dye myself in order to get the variety richness of color.What I would like to evoke are those memories or moments of beauty we experience in our everyday lives. Like patterns of shadows, the color of an adobe wall, a bit of pottery or feather the juxtaposition of rock and sky: glimpses of beauty I should like to capture .I began weaving in college when a part of a class project was to copy/recreate a "master work" of art. I chose to create a Navaho-style rug, beginning with building the loom, handspuning the yarn, and weaving my first tapestry. I was hooked!Later, when I took a Victor Jacoby's workshop and was exposed to the wide range of tapestry work, I felt that weaving tapestries could be a valid vocation. I moved to New Mexico in 1992 to devote more time to tapestry weaving.Contact Pat: pat@patdozier.comThis is paragraph text. Double click here to edit and add your own text.