“Nancy Mims: The Passed Looms Present.” On many of her morning walks, artist Nancy Mims wanders the grounds of the Elisabet Ney Museum, the historic home and studio of the German-born sculptress whose regal statuary of notable state leaders stand in the Texas Capitol.
During her walks, Mims snaps photos with her iPhone, capturing striking portraits of individual flower blooms.
Now, for a site-specific temporary installation, Mims has printed her flower portraits on large swaths of linen that will hang from the trees on the museum grounds.
Mims will also set up three large looms between the trees. With string, ink, found objects and strips of photo-printed fabric, visitors will be able to weave and reconstruct images of flowers.
“The Passed Looms Present” is a part of Print Austin, the artist-run monthlong roundup of fine art printmaking happenings. Mims’ installation will take place rain or shine this weekend. “In this case the weather is part of the printmaking process,” she says.