John Hess

Woven Textiles

Circles in Reflection

27"w x 43.5"h x .5"d

Red and green circular shapes mirrored on a cent...

Fabric paint on a twill weave....

  Red and green circular shapes mirrored on a centered loom woven pattern of rep
Red, White, BlueHexagoniaIlluminationsGenerating StarsTangent Diamonds4 Square ReversalAlhambraCopper RiverEllipseEmpyreanEoanthropus WebPrimordiaRecursive DiamondsSyntonyTangled WebWavetownDiminishing / Expanding SquaresCircles in Reflection
Red, White, Blue
Salt Lake City

Two weavings showing small loom controlled wool blocks of dark, light, and mix with advancing/receding shapes giving optical movement. There are painted horizontal dividing lines separating panels with position and color changes of loom woven motifs.

Wool, cotton pattern weave, metallic paint
26" x 42" x 0.5"
2018
Hexagonia
Salt Lake City

A four block black/white wool double weave showing hexagons in various sizes, some are with simple painted hexagon outlines, while others are painted 3D illusions resembling metallic box shapes. Some of these have top entry boxes, while others have opposing front entry positions . There is a large center hexagon showing dk./lt. reversal lines creating optical vibrations.

Metallic paint on wool double weave
33" x 39" x 0.5"
2016
Illuminations
Salt Lake City

A pattern weaving displaying various geometrical figures moving through color and shape changes in a play of graphic dualities.

Fabric / metallic paint on a wool pattern weave.
30" x 46" x 0.5"
2016
Generating Stars
Salt Lake City

Stars with vibrating rays evolving through various color and size changes, giving a sense of luminous transformations. There are also circles going through size changes with connecting rays of light.

Fabric paint on cotton / wool pattern weave
31"w x 42"h x 0.5"d
2015
Generating Stars
Tangent Diamonds
Salt Lake City

Diamonds connecting point to point on circular backgrounds separated by three panels of 16 harness loom controlled pattern motifs, and each of the panels has a different woven pattern variation.

Fabric paint on cotton pattern weave
27"w x 38"h x 0.5"d
2015
Tangent Diamonds
4 Square Reversal
Salt Lake City

A five block pattern weave with a dark blue/ warm color reversal in size and outlines at a center dividing line, witha ring size and number change.

Painted metallic rings on a cotton/wool pattern weave.
31.5"w x 25"h x .5"d
2016
Alhambra
Salt Lake City

Fabric paint on twill weave depicting similar Moorish patterns found in the Alhambra, Spain

Fabric paint on metallic and wool twill yarns
24.5"w x 37"h x .5"d
2012
Copper River
Salt Lake City

A weaving suggesting flowing water with orange painted strips surrounding blue/green swimming water creatures, and including other elliptical shaped swimming forms.

Painted canvas strips and fabric paint on a four block wool double weave twill.
32"w x 42.5'h x .75"d
2016
Ellipse
Salt Lake City

A painted twill weaving with elliptical shaped forms in a chromatic progression of hues.

Fabric paint on cotton twill weave
36"w x 41"h x 1"d
2015
Ellipse
Empyrean
Salt Lake City

A wool twill tapestry depicting organically moving images connecting one panel to the next, with colors and shapes revolving/evolving around each other in implied circular shapes

A three panel wool twill tapestry
30"w x 12' h x 2"d
2014
Empyrean
Eoanthropus Web
Salt Lake City

A five block weave showing a dark blue elliptical shape, in a lighter orange/ yellow background band, as the first light of day, thus the title, Eoanthropus, The Dawn Man . Pattern blocks, on top and bottom of the weaving, shift the five block motif into different positions and color..

Fabric paint on wool pattern weave
32"w x 28"h x 1"d
2017
Primordia
Salt Lake City

A cellular painted weaving with flowing circular forms divided by light yellow wool pattern bands, suggestions the genesis of early organic forms.

Fabric paint on a wool five block pattern weave
31"w x 33.5"h x 1"d
2016
Recursive Diamonds
Salt Lake City

Dark blue and white painted diamonds touching each other in a graphic play of scale changes and optical illusions.

Painted canvas on a five block wool twill pattern weave
32"w x 41"h x .75"d
2016
Syntony
Salt Lake City

Woven color changes in a two block pattern weave, with painted circular, elliptical and triangular shaped images in alternating blocks.

Fabric paint on a twill block weave
36"w x 43"h x 1"d
2012
Syntony
Tangled Web
Salt Lake City

A graphic assortment of circular and elliptical shapes in diminishing/expanding forms crossing over to connect to adjacent shapes with bold chromatic changes.

Fabric paint on twill weave
53"w x 25"h x .75"d
2017
Wavetown
Salt Lake City

A five block pattern weave with painted metallic hoizontal waves. This weave gives you the options of moving small to large square pattern blocks of color to different positions on the fabric.

Paint on pattern weave
28"w x 22"h x .5"d
2016
Wavetown
Diminishing / Expanding Squares
Salt Lake City

Painted square images in size and color changes with various graphic details and separated by loom woven pattern bands.

Fabric paint on cotton twill weave
27"w x 41.5"h x .75"d
2015
Circles in Reflection
Salt Lake City

Red and green circular shapes mirrored on a centered loom woven pattern of repeating circle motifs and large half circular forms bordering center loom woven circles.

Fabric paint on a twill weave.
27"w x 43.5"h x .5"d
2015