Welcome to the Archie Brennan Project blog!
A wonderful idea surfaced among members of the Wednesday Group, the diverse group of students who study tapestry design and weaving with Archie Brennan and Susan Martin Maffei.
(Archie at the opening reception of “Henry’s Hudson,” an exhibition of works by the Wednesday Group which commemorated the quadricentennial of Hudson’s sail, at the Artists’ Society of Kingston, NewYork.)
The idea is a book about Archie!… a large format, art book that could showcase his tapestries and drawings, his writings about the nature of tapestry and of art in general, his process of creating tapestries, with a liberal dose of his fascinating life story. We want this book to be loaded with color plates of Archie’s work as well as having a full catalogue raisonne in the appendix. We are aiming high!
This blog will be a place where we can post some of Archie’s writings and photos, as well as record updates on the progress of the book.
We hope you enjoy it!