Producer: Laura Bernards Videographers: Nick Fisher, Greg Bond Editor: Nick Fisher Audio: Randy Layton, Larry Johnson
Kayla Mattes is an artist in Portland spinning digital references into an ancient art form: loom weaving.
Her brightly colored tapestries are inspired by technology and pop culture. She draws inspiration from graphical user interfaces… studying the language of the technology you interact with every day.
“I have hundreds of yarns in my studio,’ Mattes explains, “I am really expressive with my color palate.”
Sourcing recycled materials for her pieces, she weaves her unique and thought provoking tapestries on a 40-year old vertical loom.
When Mattes is not working in her home studio, she teaches classes at the WildCraft Studio School in White Salmon, Washington.