Betsy Meyer, Contemporary Woven Art

Unique tapestry art that reflects the world.

Inspired by what is new to me, I find mystery and excitement in what people from other cultures have and make and use. I come home from trips with outlandish treasures; bits and pieces of wrapping paper, scraps of kimonos, post cards and snapshots of Byzantine mosaic floors, carved lintels, ancient doors, crooked little houses on crooked little streets, bridges and viaducts, farms and sunsets. All are a fascinating mix of colors, shapes and designs that my inner muse plucks from my memory bank to use in my abstract woven art.

My weaving techniques are unconventional. When starting a new piece, I choose colors and textures of fiber that reach out to me and complement the shredded, over-dyed silk strips I create from repurposed garments along with my hand spun art yarn. Sari silk yarn spun from factory waste by women in co-ops in India, adds vibrancy and texture. My signature techniques add to the distinction of my work, giving each weaving its own energy and personality to draw you, my viewer, in to explore it.

Betsy Meyer