These paintings on paper began while doing pattern research as an artist-in-residence at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, CT in 2019.

The images are based on observations of the weaver’s draft notation, a visual diagram referenced by weavers to create a textile pattern. In this series, I work within the structure of the grid (graph paper), symbolic of the x (horizontal) and y (vertical) axes of the loom’s warp and weft. In making these works I think about how the draft notation serves as a universal equation of utility.
 

Notation 5
2019
arylic and pencil on grpah paper
14 x 11 inches

VICTORIA BURGE GHOSTS acrylic and pencil
Shimmer Twill
2020
acrylic and pencil
13 x 11 inches unframed

VICTORIA BURGE GHOSTS pencil and acrylic
Shimmer Twill (detail)
2020
pencil and acrylic

VICTORIA BURGE GHOSTS pencil and acrylic on graph paper
Day Weave
2019
pencil and acrylic on graph paper
9.75 x 7 inches unframed

VICTORIA BURGE GHOSTS ink and acrylic on paper
Curved Twill
2019
ink and acrylic on paper
12 x 10 inches unframed