Iris 6 Electric Iris

Stephanie Hoppe Handwoven Rugs

Iris 6: Electric Iris

Wool warp, hand-dyed wool weft
16  by 21 inches

"Electric Iris," technically a wedgeweave like Iris 3, was inspired by the music and paintings of Miles Davis.  The wedgeweave technique makes for a rather abstract iris plant, but I see the fountaining of the leaves  as tracing the subtle energies of their growth, with the speckled black shapes of the blossoms rising from within and spreading above, still pools in the busyness.