"Beginning and Beyond"

November, 2019

"Beginning and Beyond"

Diana Harrison

United Kingdom
Acquisition made possible by the Robert & Ardis James Fund

Diana Harrison’s monochromatic quilt was created through a unique combination of dyeing, layering, stitching and overprinting, and distortion of the cloth through shrinking and stretching.  The end result is virtually a new textile, with a tactile appeal heightened by the lack of color. The subtle curve of the center shape, formed by repetitious vertical lines evokes nature—a newly plowed field, the solid bark of an aged tree trunk, or the curves of a path stretching forward to the horizon.  

Harrison’s work appears in "Diana Harrison: Traces in Cloth" on display November 1, 2019 - April 26, 2020 in the Lois Gottsch Gallery. It is commemorative, evoking the day-to-day context of life. She finds value in the ordinary, seeing each item with its own physical and emotional story. Her work invites further conversation and contemplation about the traces that remain. 

Diana Harrison lives in London. She is a Senior Lecturer of Textiles at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. She received her Master of Arts in Textiles from the Royal College of Art.