John Hess

Woven Textiles

Pompei

A band of repeating double woven cotton patterns ...

Cotton double weave, paint on wood backing...

 A band of repeating double woven cotton patterns separating a pyramid of painte
HexagoniaCubesDecoPompei
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
Cubes
Salt Lake City
2018
Cubes
Deco
Salt Lake City
2018
Deco
Pompei
Salt Lake City

A band of repeating double woven cotton patterns separating a pyramid of painted, rising and receding step patterns leading to an enclosed box painted with emerging mythological animals. At opposite end, an illusionary 3D form and an elongated box with more step patterns and other mythological animals emerging. This is a two section work, with the 2nd section wrapping around the corner wall creating similar motifs. The top, culminating in a painted spiraling motif, signifying the dominant sun centered overseer.

Cotton double weave, paint on wood backing
2010
Pompei