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Visual Art J A N I C E

S H O W C A S E

L E S S M A N - M O S S

“Pattern, as an abstract system, is a source for meaning in my work. With roots in nature, culture, and process, networks of motifs provide beauty, function, and a platform for poetic association.” Janice Lessman-Moss’ description of her work concisely conveys an unusually rich and varied artistic practice. The awe-inspiring array of creations in the medium of weaving— over many years of effort—is wonderfully balanced by a resolute sense of focus throughout her body of work. It is this committed exploration over time, not random jumps in direction, that have produced such a distinctive and vivid array of work. The images that result from her involved processes are essentially abstract, but do have connotations of natural phenomena from the observable world. Weather patterns and the experience of weather come to mind, but this is only one limited reading. Other works seem to highlight pure emotional or psychological states, in spaces that vary from compressed to virtually limitless. The tone of the work can range from serene and contemplative to highly active, even agitated, in differing degrees. As an insight into part of her process, LessmanMoss explains:

#431 ©7/13, 74 x 69”, cotton, wool, digital jacquard, power loom woven, hand made felt

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