Although her materials are unusual, Susan McGehee's wall hangings are woven using traditional weaving patterns on a sixteen-harness dobby loom attached to a computer. The wire forms a surprisingly light and flexible fabric, and after taking it off the loom she forms it into gently curving lengths. The vivid colors of anodized aluminum and coated copper wire combine with these fluid forms to give her wall hangings a bright, playful spirit.
Even though some of the pieces look to be copper weavings, the wire used is anodized aluminum that is lighter than copper and will keep its shine. The woven-in ribbons are copper strips that have been embossed with subtle patterns.