Robbie LaFleur

No Protection

A new weaving.  Guns, targets, and Xs I wish could symbolize a decrease in guns available, a decrease in the gun culture.  The world feels more precarious now, with an election result that seems to ratify those who are angry and scared.

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So much work lies ahead to create a world where guns are not seen as an answer. My mother’s boyfriend asks (in his sincere but angry way), “Well, if someone is going to shoot your mother, should I shoot them, or just let them  shoot your mother?!”  I would prefer that he not pack when he accompanies my mother to Walmart or the grocery store.  Because if everyone has a gun, then the people you encounter in your life, however fleetingly, look like targets.

Clearly, we face an administration that will won’t fight for a reduction in guns, or sensible regulation of those in existence.

I finished weaving this a while back, and completed the off-loom finishing today.  It is woven in danskbrogd, a traditional Norwegian weaving technique.  In exploring traditional folk art weaving techniques, I always feel the need to change up the images, colors, scale, or materials.

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The technique creates long floats on the back.  I know weavers like to see the back sides, too.  Here is a detail; the lower part is where the guns are.

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This entry was posted on November 10, 2016 by in Scandinavian Weaving, Uncategorized, weaving.
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