Secret life of a tapestry
A tapestry was sent to the Australian Tapestry Workshop to be professionally cleaned when I was an artist in residence in June/July 2019. The tapestry was being cleaned for the first time since its completion. I was interested in the cleaning process and fascinated by the outcome. The tapestry was divided into a 6 x 6 grid and each portion was vacuumed with a new filter. The filters were documented corresponding to the grid and formed an interesting pattern.
For the exhibition, woven pieces interpret the ‘dirt’ pattern, and attempt to tell the tapestry’s stories and secrets. – Amanda Ho