With the release of our latest American made endeavor, we would like to share the inspiration behind the collection.
Agnes Martin, born on March 22, 1912, in Macklin, Saskatchewan, Canada, and later becoming a prominent American artist, left an indelible mark on the world of contemporary art. Her journey from a modest beginning to international acclaim is a testament to her enduring legacy in the art world.
Agnes Martin's work is characterized by its simplicity and subtlety. Her signature style revolves around the use of grids, lines, and a muted color palette. This minimalist approach aimed to evoke a sense of calm, stillness, and spirituality in the viewer. Her art is often associated with Abstract Expressionism, but she preferred to be identified as a minimalist or a contemporary abstract artist.
Throughout her career, Martin's works went through various phases, reflecting her evolving philosophy and life experiences. Her work was deeply influenced by her interest in Taoism and Zen Buddhism, and it often conveyed a sense of inner tranquility and serenity. Her iconic series of paintings, known as "grid paintings," with their meticulously drawn lines, emphasized Martin’s belief that the grid, with its geometric precision, conveyed a universal and timeless quality, offering a glimpse into a higher, more serene reality.
For our new collection of camp blankets, we were inspired by Agnes Martin's unwavering commitment to simplicity, serenity, and spirituality. Her legacy serves as a testament to the enduring power of art to convey profound emotions and experiences through the most minimalist of means.
Family Heirloom Weavers
Patrick from the Family Heirloom Weavers is an old friend. We have been collaborating with Patrick on his vintage looms since 2016. Patrick's factory is a living museum of weaving looms, full of machines that are aged and rare. These old looms are slow, noisy, and full of character. If you missed our earlier blog on the American Weaver, you can visit it here.
See the blankets up close in SKU Home.