Polly Barton
“Sun and Shields “
Silk wrap and weft – double ikat with additional pigment and soy based paint
31″ x 32″
Polly Barton
“Alabaster Dawn”
Handwoven silk – double ikat woven in ondule with a fan reed
16.5″ x 14.25″
“Fiber has memory and tells a story of its own as well as that of our collective tactile experience. Skilled and vigorous, each thread builds to construct a textile membrane of subtle energy, surprising as it emerges from the implicit grid of the loom.
I have been working with Ikat for over 30 years, exploring its endless possibilities and rich global heritage. A technique of binding skeins of yarn in calculated patterns before dyeing, ikat has enabled me to “paint” with the warp and weft creating layers of color as well as revealing the gesture in the hand and will of the artist.
Woven threads mark the progress of time and sustain our collective history. Listening to the subtle energy of textiles, I use color woven into color as a contemporary expression of ikat with the hope of keeping an ancient fiber technique alive.”
-Polly Barton-
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Located in the historic Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. Gravers Lane Gallery represents the finest in Contemporary Crafts, Painting, and Sculpture. With an emphasis on Contemporary 2 & 3D Textile and Fiber Art, one-of-a-kind Jewelry, Studio Furniture, Ceramics, and Mixed Media Art, Gravers Lane remains one of the last galleries representing the spectrum of Studio Crafts in the United States.
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Wednesday – Sunday 11am-5pm and
Monday – Tuesday by appointment
info@graverslanegallery.com  / 215.247.1603
8405 Germantown Ave/Philadelphia/PA/19118
Gravers Lane Gallery | 8405 Germantown AvenuePhiladelphia, PA 19118