Polly Barton is active/lives in New Mexico, New York. Polly Barton is known for silk weaving.
Biography Polly Barton
In a studio atop a New Mexico Mesa, with the snow capped peaks of the Sangre de Cristo mountains beyond, at a four harness kimono loom of ancient design, Polly Barton weaves in silk, an art she has pursued since 1982. Her weaving now yields images delicately evocative of paintings, but that has not always been so. Over the years, her quest has been to transcend the confines of the centuries old Japanese Tsumugi* weaving technique, itself a cultural ritual. On that quest, she has followed a pathway leading across the boundaries which separate media, continents and cultures toward an art form she now defines as painting with silk.
Today, Polly Barton weaves far from the cities of Chicago and New York, where she has li
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