There are two distinct directional strands used in weaving, the warp and the weft. Weaving functions as a rich metaphor for language and story telling, stretching across time and cultures. Like both photography and spoken language, it contains an assumption of memory and the ephemeral. Cloth wears thin with use, while images on paper, though temporarily captured, fade with time, and voices disappear once spoken. Building a body of work that examines created and recovered experience through text and image has allowed me to take the necessary steps backward and discover links between events and places previously unexplored.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Photography, Artistic; Artists' books; Memory in art; Time in art
Imaging Arts (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)
Pinke, Maggie, "Warp & Weft" (2014). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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