I began this series of small paintings on paper while doing pattern research as an artist-in-residence at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, CT. These works are based on observations of the weaver’s draft notation, a diagram consulted by weavers to generate 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. I think about how the weaver’s draft notation becomes a universal equation of utility; a record of information; a referential and instructional guide that can be interpreted and translated anew.

 

Notation 5
2019
arylic and pencil on grpah paper
14 x 11 inches
VICTORIA BURGE Notations  ink and acrylic on paper
Curved Twill
2019
ink and acrylic on paper
12 x 10 inches unframed
VICTORIA BURGE Notations  acrylic and pencil
Shimmer Twill
2020
acrylic and pencil
13 x 11 inches unframed
VICTORIA BURGE Notations  pencil and acrylic
Shimmer Twill (detail)
2020
pencil and acrylic