Ed Moses
Crema De La, 2006
Jacquard tapestry
State I:103 x 79 in.; State II: 78 x 59 in.
State I: edition of 6; State II: edition of 6

This series of tapestries extends Ed Moses’s career-long investigation of the relationship between dynamic, spontaneous mark-making and a disciplined approach to composition. The strong formal balance of these works is offset by their uninhibited liveliness; to create the paintings on which the tapestries were based, Moses worked outdoors on a driveway, laying his canvas on wooden panels and zealously applying metallic paints with a mop. Silver and bronze threads were used to capture the “pop” of Moses’s metallic strokes against their dramatic backdrops of deep blues and volcanic reds.