15′ x 10′ x 3.5″
Cotton cloth, yarn, polyfil, wooden dowels, paint
“Dream Portal” was a piece created in what felt like the fever dream of the fall of 2020. In an otherwise bleak cultural moment, my studio became a lifebuoy and I encountered a blissful 2 month feeling of flow, surfing the potential of double-weave technique on my loom. This architectural scale installation was created on a floor loom using a traditional double-weave technique – a method that allows cloth to be woven in the round and various sections stuffed with polyfil to achieve a 2.5 dimensional effect. The arched doorway is meant to be moved through, around and even roller-skated through, if the viewer feels so inclined.
Although not for sale, this piece will be on view at the Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition in Wassaic, NY.
Eleanor Anderson (She/her) born 1988, graduated from Colorado College in 2012 with a BA in studio art. From 2016 – 2018 she was a Core Fellow at Penland School of Crafts. She has taught at Penland School of Crafts, Jackson Hole Art Association, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY, The Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY, The Tides Institute, Eastport ME, Praxis Fiber Studio, Cleveland OH and Studio Kura, Itoshima, Japan. Her work has been featured in American Craft Magazine and Paper Magazine and is in the collection of the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts and Carleton College. She was recently awarded the top ranked Outstanding Student Award from the Surface Design Association.