Dynamic Chapina Tapestry

Guatemalan Geometric Composition

Dynamic Chapin Tapestry 74″ X 40″ Acrylic and Modeling paste on canvas

This is a composition that utilizes various decorative elements found in Guatemalan textiles. There is a transformation of patterns along the horizontal plane suggesting the movement of the two circular kites along the central plane. Colours and pattern like these are commonly worn among the native women selling their wares at the open market complimenting with the colour of the fresh produce they sell.

This work was commissioned by Ian Salt who gladly participated in the investigation of using the textile geometries that had intrigued me enough to want to paint this work

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