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Weaves of Life

Ever since ancient times, from Neolithic times 5000 years ago, ancient Egyptians came up with the brilliant idea to make a two-dimensional structure out of textile threads. They would simply set warp vertically and interlacing weft trough it make wove a unique compact fabric in the simplest possible way, fixed in with no extra binding tools.

And so one of the oldest of crafts took its place in the life and evolution of men. They started making clothes, shoes, bedclothes, household fabrics... The same principle was used in the rural way of life, the wicker was woven depending on the region, and so the baskets, fences, hives were made.

 

Unique invention of mankind.

Warp and weft inseparable. Weaves of our lives.

 

 

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.”

― John Donne, No man is an island – A selection from the prose

 

No Man Is an Island (then written as "No man is an Iland" and now modernised as "No man is an island") is a famous line from Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, a 1624 prose work by English poet John Donne.

 

Originally the verse read: «No man is a i land», later on it got the “s”. So, no man is an “I-land”,. Have we all become I-lands, ego islands, woves without their weaves?

The act of creating is a lonely act, while in its essence it craves for connecting.

Date: 20.4.2017. / 4.5.2017.
Client: ULUPUH gallery, collective exhibition Tapestry or not?