John Hess

Woven Textiles

Red, White, Blue    Series 1HexagoniaIlluminationsGenerating StarsTangent Diamonds4 Square ReversalAlhambraCopper RiverEllipseEmpyreanEoanthropus PrimordiaRecursive DiamondsSyntonyTangled WebWavetownDiminishing / Expanding SquaresCircles in Reflection

Red, White, Blue    Series 1

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. Second image has a similar pattern configuration as the previous two, but with vertical separating lines and a different color range. Each of these weavings can be sold separately at $800.

Wool, cotton pattern weave, metallic paint
Each,26“w x 42“h x 0.5“d
2017

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 inches x 39 inches x 0.5 inches
2017

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 inches x 46 inches x 0.5 inches
2017

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
2016

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
2016

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
2017

Alhambra

Salt Lake City

Fabric paint on metallic 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
2013

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
2017

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
2016

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 feet h x 2“d
2015

Empyrean

Eoanthropus

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
2018

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
2017

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
2017

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
2013

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
2018

Wavetown

Salt Lake City

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

Paint on pattern weave
28“w x 22“h x .5“d
2017

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
2016

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
2016