Jacquard | 2007, Bronze | 48″H x 72″W x 12″D | View Video
Weeds Series

Collection of Cindy Ward, Dallas, TX

Jacquard is a complex botanical textile pattern created on a loom using a sequence of punch cards, invented in the early 19th century. Although the loom did no actual computations, this system is considered an important step in the history of computing hardware. The sculpture Jacquard explores “the sacrifice that accompanies the advances of industrial and post-industrial times: escalating energy emissions, disappearing forests, compromised personal privacy and identity”. (Bonansinga, p. 10)