Kjersti Timenes : Web Gallery : Textile Art : Portraits

Using tapestry weaving as a medium for portraits can perhapsbe considered as a quite unusual choice. The challenge lies in giving the essence of the person pportrayed, combined with  exploiting the tapestry techniques. As a preparation for weaving I have used drawing or phptography. The models are all close relatives, or well known persons


Below are the results from this project.

All the pictures are now private property and not for sale.


Illuminated Man

Size: 63 x 45 cm

Reading man

Size: 60 x 42 cm

Newspaper picture

Size: 70 x 60 cm

Red man

Size: 25 x 19 cm + woven frame: 67 x 60 cm


Size: 102 x 86 cm

Young man

78 x 62 cm


26 x 34 cm + woven frame (body):