Dorothy McGuinness

Everett, Washington, USA

After years of exploring the woven form, I have mastered the art of diagonal twill, with which I create forms and structures not found in basketry. My medium for this work is watercolor paper, which I’ve painted and cut into narrow strips to achieve the precision I seek. Approaching my work as a puzzle drives me to discover new shapes and weaving innovations. I am very much interested in the math and geometry of the work and intrigued by the potential outcome of new designs. The evolution of my work is built on taking risks, and avoiding the “known”. The risks offer challenges, which often lead to new directions. This is the excitement that keeps me working in a repetitive medium.

Tetrahedron 3
33 x 33 x 33 cm
Watercolor paper, acrylic paint, polyester thread

My 3rd interpretation of a tetrahedron using diagonal twill to form a woven sculpture..

25 x 25 x 25 cm
Watercolor paper, acrylic paint, waxed linen thread

My 1st interpretation of a icosahedron using diagonal twill to form a woven sculpture.