Christine Laffer

Tapestry is a medium which has a life and vitality beneath the surface, an energy which is contained in the yarns themselves as they twist and turn inside the cloth. Even the dyed color of fiber is penetrative, not superficial. The expressive qualities of these materials, of this way of working up layer upon layer of woven yarn, have possibilities that will still take lifetimes to explore. In my own work, I hope to make obvious the force and the mystery which can be created in no other way.

 Photo: Jack Toolin

Photo: Jack Toolin

Central Bodies, 1994.

bas-relief tapestry - "A Warm Resistance," cotton, linen, rayon

drawings - "Layered Skin and Sinew," graphite and casein on mylar

"Layered Swimsuit and Meat," graphite and casein on mylar

object - "Corporate Type," lead

Private Collection

© 2013 Christine Laffer