Lucia Eames’s interest in weaving endured throughout her lifetime; even as a young mother, she owned a loom. Much later, she foraged grasses, thin branches and other natural materials to weave into tributes to the found object; they often were displayed on her walls. Furthermore, she wove stunning amalgamations from thinly cut strips of paper, labels and other recycled material.
One of our earliest examples of her weavings is from 1961—a loose 3-D compilation. A multi-planed colorful composition, she interwove her children’s drawings, connecting straws from a child’s construction kit, and small “flags” sewn with rickrack trim, bows and fabric stenciled with names of her children.