Friday, February 26, 2010
The Weavers have left the building
Yesterday at The Fabric Workshop and Museum we bid farewell to our resident weavers Li Chengfeng, Li Qiumei, Li Daiqin, Liang Aixiu, and Ye Jumei. Today they will travel to New York, whence they will start their long journey back home to Hunan Province. They had been with us since the beginning of December, working on a series of tapestries for Cai Guo-Qiang: Fallen Blossoms (see my previous post). While none of them spoke English, they were always cheerful and friendly to everyone, and their presence will be missed. I leave you now with a short clip of Ye Jumei practicing her incredible skill at the art of weaving. Xie xie!