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 An iPhone snapshot of the tapestries in the dining room.

An iPhone snapshot of the tapestries in the dining room.

 From sketch to final piece.

From sketch to final piece.

 Hand drawn designs to propose to the client.

Hand drawn designs to propose to the client.

 Me in the studio finishing the tapestries before install day.

Me in the studio finishing the tapestries before install day.

 Art Handlers Leslie and Darrel installing the tapestries.

Art Handlers Leslie and Darrel installing the tapestries.

Sand Valley Golf Resort, Nekoosa, WI

In November of 2016 I was in Iceland as an artist-in-residence at Textilesetur Islands (The Icelandic Textile Center) in Blonduos. I was there to spend the month weaving new work for an upcoming show the following spring. One night during my last week I received an email from Studio Gild, an interior design firm in Chicago, looking to commission tapestries for a new corporate client. After a few emails back and forth to understand the project and noting designs would be needed urgently, I pulled a few all nighters to get my weavings on the loom finished as well as create 6 new designs for Studio Gild's client to choose from. With minimal resources with me in Iceland, I drew the designs by hand in my sketchbook with colored pencils, snapped some photos of them with my iPhone and emailed them off to studio Gild before boarding a bus to Reykjavik to then board a plane to the US. 

3 of the 6 designs were selected and over the winter of 2017 I spent the months weaving the (3) 4ft x 7ft tapestries for the Sand Valley Resort's Mammoth Bar and Grill dining room. They were installed in late April 2017 a week before the hotel was to open. These photos are interim snapshots taken at the time of install.

Interior Design Firm: Studio Gild

Tapestry Design and Weaving: Dee Clements