Timothy J. McNeil – research / practice


Woven Air

Woven Air: Dhakai Jamdani Textile from Bangladesh featured fine-count Jamdani, the ornate textile that has experienced a revival in Bangladesh. Jamdani artisans employ the same weaving techniques of two different thread densities, with the denser wrap thread inlaid with the fine warp thread to create tactile motifs and designs that are primarily flowers. The exhibition design created an immersive space where the large lengths of fabric were suspended above the audience allowing light to shine through them and accentuate the textile threadwork and patterns.

UC Davis Design Museum, 10 objects, 800 sq. ft. Lead designer (50%) for exhibition staging, installation working with Trevor Pope-Lance. Lead designer (100%) for graphics and identity. Completed October 2022.

Photos: Barbara Molloy