Polly Barton

Indigo Pulse

Indigo Pulse

Work Details

Indigo Pulse

Silk ikat warp & weft, 5 loom width

50 X 81 inches

Inventory ID: # 17068

Full media description: Handwoven ikat silk warp & weft w/ eccentric weft, 2 looms width





    About Polly Barton

    Polly Barton is a nationally recognized artist who has been working in fiber for over thirty years. She is known for adapting the ancient weaving technique of ikat tying and dyeing into contemporary woven imagery.

    As a young artist, Polly Barton points to her formative job as the personal assistant to Helen Frankenthaler, from whom she observed the inner drive, resilience, and intention necessary for an artist. The year was an introduction to the challenges and rewards of the New York art world. In 1981, she moved to Kameoka, Japan and lived in the religious heart of the Oomoto Foundation to study with master weaver, Tomohiko Inoue. She practiced tea ceremony, calligraphy and Noh Drama with Oomoto’s master teachers.

    Barton continues to weave and shows her woven ikats on both coasts. Her work is in many collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Community Hospital Foundation of Monte Rey, the Longhouse Reserve in New York. Her work has been published in numerous magazines including Hali Magazine, FiberArts, Surface Design Journal and American Craft. She is a member of the Textile Society of America, the Surface Design Association, the Textile Study Group of New York, and the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Association. She enjoys lecturing and teaching workshops to weaving guilds and conferences around the country.

    All Works by Polly Barton

    Indigo Pulse

    Indigo Pulse

    Silk ikat warp & weft, 5 loom width

    50 X 81 inches

    Inventory ID: # 17068

    Full media description: Handwoven ikat silk warp & weft w/ eccentric weft, 2 looms width
    Soundings

    Soundings

    Silk warp ikat, painted dye, pictorial weft ikat

    24 X 49.50 inches

    Inventory ID: # 17071

    Full Description: Silk warp ikat with additional painted dye and pictorial weft ikat, woven in 6 panels.
    Alabaster Dawn

    Alabaster Dawn

    2015

    Silk, double ikat, fan reed

    18.5 X 16.50 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: # 17073

    Harvest

    Harvest

    2014

    Weft ikat w/ viscose coated rayon, silk warp

    20 X 30 inches

    Inventory ID: # 17010

    Field Notation

    Field Notation

    2016

    Silk warp, silk & metallic weft, double ikat

    46 X 31 inches

    Inventory ID: # 16963

    Pentimento

    Pentimento

    2000

    Silk double ikat, woven in 3 panels

    54 X 54 inches

    Inventory ID: # 16965

    Shifting Haze

    Shifting Haze

    2000

    Silk double ikat, woven in 3 panels

    21.5 X 47.50 inches

    Inventory ID: # 16966

    Prey

    Prey

    2017

    Silk, double ikat w/ additional dye

    64.5 X 31.50 inches

    Inventory ID: # 16630

    Thicket

    Thicket

    2018

    Silk, double ikat w/ additional dye

    64.5 X 31.50 inches

    Inventory ID: # 16631

    Anchor

    Anchor

    2020

    Silk, double ikat w/ additional dye

    64.5 X 31.50 inches

    Inventory ID: # 16633

    Silk, double ikat w/ additional dye, pigment, soy milk, sumi ink
    Fierce Solace

    Fierce Solace

    2021

    Handwoven linen paper and mixed media

    18.25 X 16.25 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: # 16639

    Full medium description; Handwoven linen paper, "shifu" "nagare boshi" dyed w/ indigo, pigment, soy milk, w/ metal & silver leaf and pastel.
    Untitled

    Untitled

    2019

    Papyrus, spun paper

    24 X 19.5 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: # 16356

    Paper size is 17x12 inches. Piece is framed in natural waxed maple frame. Framed size 24 x 19.5 inches.