Joan Truckenbrod is a digital artist exploring the intersection of the digital realm with textiles to examine contemporary social issues. Currently she is creating hand digital Jacquard weavings using a TC2 loom. She also works with various forms of printmaking. Her artwork is exhibited internationally. Learn more
The exhibit includes images that have been translated into weavings using a hand digital Jacquard TC2 loom and a series of juxtaposed abstracted facial images printed on bridal satin using Kwik Print, a light sensitive emulsion.
An essential aspect of my artwork is making things by hand, integrating hand construction with the electronic imagery of video.
I shoot all of my own video, recording experiences as I travel. The video sequences usually inspire an integration with a structural form, either an object already existing or a sculptural form that I create.
The juxtaposition of the form and the visual imagery transforms them into a new experience.
My artwork creates an intuitive conduit between technology and nature, ... simultaneously injecting each into the other. I am constantly intrigued by the physical sensations of invisible yet palpable phenomena in the natural world, imaging these ephemeral, transient experiences, creating physical artworks from digital drawings to digital fiber and installations. Developing algorithms embodying mathematical descriptions of these phenomena in nature, translating them into code, creating artwork that materializes this data.