Laurie Carlson Steger – Lyle Just Playin’

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  • Diane Fabeck Award for Best in Show: $500

Drawing during live concerts has been a pastime of mine since the 1970’s. Lyle Mays was an extraordinary keyboard musician for the Pat Metheny Group, whom I followed, when they played in Boston. The sketches were blindly done in the dark of a concert hall. I tried to capture the euphoria of the musician’s spirit as he played using fine pen line. These sketches still inspire my work, as they find a voice as a woven fabric. The delicacy of the pen line appears as a single fine thread and creates a lyrical curve in the woven cloth.


The original sketch digitized to a satin weave for two shuttles. Surface stitches in gold silk, and gold metallic yarns, direct dye with gold and red fabric paint markers.


33″h x 28″w


20/2 cotton. 8/2 bamboo/tencel, silk, fabric dye, velcro on cotton, fusible stabilizer


TC-2 jacquard loom, 8 modules set at 60 epi

  • Meghan Lebow