Joyce Hayes

The Etude series are studies delving into the delicate dance between color, value, and line. Drawing upon my interest in intaglio printmaking, I explore a historical technique common to both printmaking and tapestry: hatching. Instead of using hatching as a shading device to create volume, I have streamlined the technique into a graphic, two-dimensional form while maintaining the integrity of the warp and weft grid. Inspired by my childhood interest in music, I design the color palette of my tapestries to have an ebb and flow, much like the subtle shifts in sound and harmonic progressions of musical pieces.

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