Weight in a Field of Color

Weight in a Field of Color

210 ft handwoven cotton and metal ball chain, San Antonio TX, 2021

Special thank you to weavers Madison McGill and Terence Powell


Weight in a Field of Color is a site specific project created for the stairwell of the Credit Human building, San Antonio. This work consists of seven 30 foot weavings cascading from the 11th to the 5th floor. Each textile incorporates stainless steel ball chain into the brightly colored cotton warps, adding weight to the valley of each drape. The utilitarian history of the metal ball chain is elevated to an elegant material, catching and reflecting light. Each weaving incorporates the same five colors but is executed to create vastly different textiles. This work was handwoven in Lexington Kentucky over 6 months in the summer and fall of 2021.