A weaver and published author, Joan Potter Loveless spent four years on and off at Black Mountain College. There, she studied art with Josef Albers, and weaving with Anni Albers and Trude Guermonprez. She eventually settled in Taos, New Mexico, where she passed away in 2009. She wrote three books in her lifetime, the most well-known being Three Weavers (1992), an account of three craftswomen including herself.
Assistant Curator Whitney Richardson shares some background on the artist and tells us what she loves about this work:
Technically a work of abstract art, the colors and textures of the weaving make me think of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the thin, horizontal, turquoise blue lines, the morning mist. In fact, this work was probably done after she moved from the East Coast to Taos, New Mexico and was inspired by its landscape.