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Lila Nelson’s exhibit at Vesterheim

I have been to Decorah many times but this is the first time I have been through the exhibits at the Vesterheim Museum.  What a treat!  I have been wanting to see the exhibit of Lila Nelson’s weavings as a few from our weavers group have taken classes with her and had a lot of respect for her work.  With a friend visiting from out of town, and the  recent political upheaval weighing heavily on our hearts: it was the perfect time to be surrounded by the color and beauty  and strength of this woman’s life’s work.  Seeing her interpretation of terrorism and the torture of prisoners through her tapestries, I can’t help but wonder how she would have depicted our current political divide. As I have weavers in my group who inspire my weaving life, I am sure that the circle of weavers that Lila has touched and inspired is large and continues to spread.  It is somewhat amazing how those circles can interconnect. Might be a great idea for a tapestry.

 

The life and weavings of Lila Nelson

The life and weavings of Lila Nelson

terrorist cats

terrorist cats

The Lady of Shallot and a card weaving loom

The Lady of Shalott and a card weaving loom

boundweave gallery

Wise and Foolish Virgins

Wise and Foolish Virgins

Cat on a Loom

Cat on a Loom

boundweave

danskbrogd/boundweave

God loves Sinners and tapestry of Seatle

God loves Sinners and tapestry of Seattle

textiles of Norwegian heritage throughout the museum

textiles of Norwegian heritage throughout the museum

 

By | 2016-11-12T04:33:25+00:00 November 12th, 2016|Design, Handwoven|0 Comments

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