Grethe Sørensen’s desire to approach textile art from an optical perspective has, since 2005, resulted in a series of vibrating Jacquard weavings of light phenomena, derived from nature and computer technologies. "Jels II" is part of Grethe Sørensen’s Water Mirror works, inspired by the light reflections on different water surfaces in Venice, Tokyo and Denmark. At first glance, the woven wall tapestries may seem relatively similar to photographs, yet they become very different at a closer hold. The woven pixels create a vibrating, optical illusion of three-dimensionality, in which the transparent light is turned into a soft cotton surface. Time seems to gain a slower pace through the discovery of the amazing detail richness of the woven surfaces, in which each pixel is translated into a thread.
Jacquard weaving with cotton thread
155 x 280 cm