Maggie Zou: Weave
Weave, by Maggie Zou (M.Arch. '16), is a series of 23 drypoint prints that exploit the richness of the medium to discuss questions of intersection, repetition, and overlap in space-making. Its departure point is an architectural project where space is created when bright red yarn wraps back onto itself, and its expanded references include hair, fabric, and meshes. All of these inspirations are characterized by a field-like condition, which is why drypoint, as a medium that is dependent on the cumulative impact of individual lines, is suitable for exploring these ideas further. The richness derived from the intersection of lines allows moments to stand out from a field.
As a series, the main 20 11" x 15" prints emphasize the peculiar rhythm of East Sibley Exhibition Hallway in addition to encouraging comparison between the selected pairs of prints on the hallway's larger panels. The entry prints and accompanying plates also appeal to the architectural audience by affording viewers a glimpse into the process of drypoint printmaking.