Polly Barton

Elbow Room

Elbow Room

Work Details

Elbow Room

2022

Shifu warp, shifu & silk weft

18 X 17.25 inches

Inventory ID: #16869





    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

    Elbow Room

    Elbow Room

    2022

    Shifu warp, shifu & silk weft

    18 X 17.25 inches

    Inventory ID: #16869

    Arcadia

    Arcadia

    2008

    Silk double ikat woven in 2 panels

    40 X 40 X 2 inches

    Inventory ID: #16962

    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
    Surfacing

    Surfacing

    2021

    Handwoven linen paper and mixed media

    18.25 X 16.25 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #16638

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

    Kaiwase Blue

    2021

    Handwoven linen paper and mixed media

    18.25 X 16.25 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #16640

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

    Softening Down

    2021

    Handwoven linen paper and mixed media

    18.25 X 16.25 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #16637

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

    Revel III

    2021

    Pastel on paper

    54 X 34 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #16636

    Group of nine pastels, 15.5 x 11.5 inches each.
    Revel II

    Revel II

    2021

    Pastel on paper

    54 X 34 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #16635

    Group of nine pastels, 15.5 x 11.5 inches each.
    Revel I

    Revel I

    2021

    Pastel on paper

    54 X 34 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #16634

    Group of nine pastels, 15.5 x 11.5 inches each.
    Burnished

    Burnished

    2012

    Handwoven silk, metallic thread, pigment, indigo

    20 X 18 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #16251

    Handwoven silk and Japanese metallic thread with pigment and indigo in soy milk. Mounted and framed.
    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.