warp and weft

“First, the artist photographs anonymous subjects, making their face blurry with a focus on skin tone. Next, he slices the images into strips and begins to weave the pieces together using a ‘warp and weft’ technique (a method often used in traditional carpet-making).”

“I started to investigate the ways in which a sheet of paper can change according to the type of cutting and bending, and I have identified in the system of weaving an alternate way to construct three-dimensional shapes”.

– Gianluca Traina

Gianluca Traina