Monday, March 29, 2010

Weaving Color and Warmth

Travis Meinolf is a textile artist who believes weaving is an empowering act. Based in San Francisco, he seeks to "engag[e] with groups and individuals and encourag[e] them to tap into their own productive capacities" by teaching them how to weave on looms together. How cool is that?

At Vancouver Art Gallery last year, nearly 1,000 people learned basic weaving techniques and collaborated in an interactive installation to create these beautiful, colorful blankets, which were then given to local women's shelters:

A really wonderful project for all involved, isn't it? Ineractive art is the best! For more from the artist, see his website, ActionWeaver, and his blog here.

Seen on Banquet; images from Travis Meinolf's image gallery.

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