I am frequently inspired by other artists and Erte happens to be a consistent one for me. I was really focused on the simplicity of how he represented his faces and so I started this design with a face in the bottom left corner. This is before I was using photoshop to draft my designs so I drew it out on the floor of my 1 bedroom apartment in Boulder, Colorado and went from there. I think if I had been using a computer for this design, it would have turned out a bit different.
I was using leftover hand dyed rayon for the base of this Theo Moorman weaving, the design portion is cotton and rayon chenille which gives Theo Moorman Inlay a great texture.
This piece is currently on view at the Haslett Library through the end of October 2019, but I'm looking forward to having it back home in m bedroom, it's usually one of the first things that I see when I wake up in the morning.