The patterns of tapestries are grids. Sometimes they are represented in color, sometimes in black and white. When in black and white the squares are filled with symbols. Symbols can be associated with colours.
Because of the manual technique, of the material and the tools used to realize it, the simplification of the analogical image through its transcription into a limited number of colours lead to the creation of an other image. Enlarging a detail with a scanner unveiled the shades that had been recreated in the stroke, the shapes and the colours.
Transfers (Three tries)
Transfers from codification on the tracing paper to tapestry.
November 2004 → Décember 2004
Reading of Marcel Griaule’s book « Water God: Interviews with Ogotemêlli » (Fayard publishers, 1966).