Black Mass (T68a)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Black Mass

Made in

Guildford

Date

1979

Description

Tapestry with cotton warp with wool weft, bright yellow with a grey block in the centre, and a thick black border.

Materials and techniques

Tapestry-woven on a cotton warp. Weft of two-ply Swedish worsted (100% wool) used one-fold.

Dimensions

length:  149cm
width:  117cm

Object number

T68a

Category

  • Black Mass, Mary Farmer, 1979, Crafts Council Collection: T68. Photo: Heini Schneebeli.

Maker's statement

Black mass is the stable of the pair in its colour which is flat, but in it is used a more lustrous, less absorbent yarn which the light saffects in a totally different way. Its movement is chiefly on the vertical plain