Binary Woman and art hazards
She’s close- at least the weaving part is. I think I may have to create an entire new loom/frame to balance things. We’ll see. The second pass with monofilament tightens everything up beautifully but it threw my thread-count measurements. I’m pleased with the weave, and working through the treatment for the edges and frame. I lost a couple of the hard-drive cables (white) so unfortunately I can’t weave the wire any farther until new ones arrive in the mail. Almost there…
And in random studio stories I managed to do a bizarre injury with that darning needle there yesterday. I got up from my seat quickly with the piece in hand and the thread with the needle dangling as I walked away, winding it. Somehow I managed to step on the blunt end of the needle and drove it nearly all the way into my foot. There was less than a quarter inch sticking out with the filament, leaving an inch and a quarter in my foot. Oddly it’s only a little sore today. I’ve had worse from using a stapler gun too long (which is why I customized my stapler grip with molded plastic fit to my hand).
I wonder how many of my pieces have some trace of my blood in them? A fair few. Believe it or not I’m not alone in this, but it does take talent to do a bizarre injury like that!
Still… pleased with how she’s coming along. I like how the weaving process lends an organic quality to the bitmap. I love playing with that boundary between organic and mechanical.