“I spent much of spring sleeping under the light of the moon,” says Christopher Duncan when thinking of his creative process while making his Luna collection.
Life was, and is, still quiet in New Zealand, where he lives among the tall pines of the coast.
It was there that he found inspiration in antique Japanese silk and jute yarn – creating a series of one-of-a-kind scarves that capture the reflection of the night sky on the water.
Midnight tapestries come together in a powerful sweep of linen, jute and cotton in Luna VII. Interspersed silk yarns add an element of drama to the design.
In a creamy sand color, the lighter Canvas series echoes both the rocky beaches of New Zealand and the classical artistry of Christopher’s tutelage.
Christopher Duncan’s approach to modern textiles is greatly individual, with each piece being entirely handmade on a non-traditional loom.
By combining disparate yarns, his weavings become works of art – the unique warps and wefts akin to a swipe of acrylic from a painter’s brush.
Texture and tone work together in perfect harmony throughout his work in a creative ebb and flow inspired by the moon.