- Purchased 1984
- 850 x 1490mm
Yvonne Sloan began weaving in 1963 while she was an art and craft advisor for the Department of Education, and she has contributed significantly to the development of weaving as an art form in Aotearoa New Zealand. These abstract architectural panels are a selection from a larger series and are made using an adapted form of the twill weaving technique. The artist has used an autumnal palette to generate a bold three-dimensional space. Similar to the ideas of Bauhaus weaver Anni Albers (1899–1994), the inspiration for Sloan’s work comes from the structure of the weave and the interplay of colour created through the criss-crossing of warp and weft threads. Sloan says she made her motifs increasingly abstract so that the structure and the design of her work reinforce and enhance each other, as seen here.
(Die Cuts and Derivations, 11 March – 2 July 2023)