Christopher Duncan: Raw silk and uncut wood
24 July to 9 September 2017
Opening: Saturday 22 July, 2.30PM
Works by Christopher Duncan will be on display in UXBRIDGE Showcase this July.
The exhibition’s title comes from an ancient Chinese poem from the Tao Te Ching written by Lao Tzu.
It refers to the manner in which we surround our lives with expectations, precious concepts and our ego. And how if we can see through these obstacles we build ourselves we’re left with the ‘raw silk and uncut wood’.
Forget the rules.
(Excerpt, translated by Ursula K. Le Guin)
Christopher Duncan is a contemporary craft practitioner who specialises in hand weaving. Duncan began weaving in 2012 after leaving behind a career in the fashion industry. As an autodidact he began teaching himself through gifted looms and materials eventually creating his own library of weaving apparatus, knowledge, style and technique.