Alan Davie: Cosmic Spiral


Artists, Weavers + Tufters

Cosmic Spiral, 2003
Alan Davie
Woven by Douglas Grierson and David Cochrane
Wool and cotton warp tapestry
145 × 180cm


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Having enjoyed an enormously successful and satisfying collaboration with Alan Davie to make a statement tapestry to hang in the atrium of the Chancellor’s Building at the new Medical School in Edinburgh early in 2003, the Dovecot turned again to Davie when the opportunity arose to participate in the Folklife exhibition in the Mall at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington that summer. For several weeks, master weavers Douglas Grierson and David Cochrane wove Davie’s design Cosmic Spiral in front of the estimated 1.1million visitors to that show. When complete, the tapestry was transferred to the Smithsonian’s esteemed Arts and Industries exhibition.


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