– hand-knotted Tibetan wool and Chinese silk
– 70% silk 30% wool
– 100 knots per inch
– 5mm and 5.5mm loop and cut pile
– made to order
Joyful and assertive, graphic and painterly, Bed of Roses is a study in contradictions, exploding expectations of this romantic emblem, the rose.
Like Dutch Golden Ager Maria van Oosterwijck (1630-1693) and her countrywoman Rachel Ruysch (1664-1750), French still life genius Anne Vallayer-Coster (1744-1818) and the mother of American Modernism herself, Georgia O’Keefe (1887-1986), Gardner engages the timeless inspiration and articulates it’s life, beautify and wonder in her own woven vernacular.