Tapestry Commissions, tufted rugs and wall hangings

Public and Private Commissions

Jeni Ross is an established designer/maker and commissions form an important part of her work. Each project is different and affords an exciting challenge to combine colour, movement and content and to integrate these sympathetically into a specific location.

Commissioned interior artworks include woven tapestries, tufted textile wall hangings and rugs. Work can be seen in public buildings throughout the UK including Oxford University, hospitals, theatres, schools, museums, a major scientific centre and the Government Art Collection. Private commissions include one off tapestries and tufted rugs.

The medium of textile transforms the design with an additional language of intensity and depth of colour not available in other media. It is this translation of image into a tactile structure that makes it so effective in an architectural setting.

Jeni_Ross: Detail/Figure in a Landscape

Jeni_Ross: Detail/Figure in a Landscape
1400 x 2200 mm
Woven Tapestry

 Tapestry for the House of Lords offices. No 1 Millbank.   Tapestry and paintings commissioned by the Parliamentary Works Directorate for the Government Art Collection.


The British countryside has been almost entirely changed by man and yet we are still deeply influenced by it. The relationship of a figure within a space is important to me and I wanted to convey the feeling of the figure as both dominating but also part of the landscape. Starting points for the design were paintings such as 'Mr and Mrs Andrews' by Gainsborough and drawings by Samuel Palmer. I often use the idea of night and day existing at the same time in my work and I felt this would have particular relevance to the workings of parliament.


A major feature in many antique tapestries is a curtain. This plays with the idea of a tapestry¹s function within a room, its physical nature as a textile and also with the notion of something revealed. I felt this was particularly relevant and have designed the piece with this in mind.



 


 


 

 


 

Jeni_Ross: Figure in a Landscape
Jeni_Ross: Figure in a Landscape
Jeni_Ross: Rug "Americana"
Jeni_Ross: Rug "Americana"
Jeni_Ross: Blue Figure with Birds
Jeni_Ross: Blue Figure with Birds
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