John Gunther Photo Gallery (Feature story supplement.)
January 27, 2007Since 1973 John Gunther of Abingdon has created contemporary rugs and sculptural wall hangings. With work in both two- and three-dimensional forms, he creates abstract, graphic, and representational pieces, both functional and non-functional.
Self-taught, Gunther works primarily in wool. He has explored the textural qualities of the Scandinavian warp-faced technique of the Ripsmatta weave, combined with the hand-dyed relationships of color. Weaving on a floor loom, Gunther produces depths of field not usually found in fiber media. The artistry of his hand-painted yarns provides an endless palette of color and tone.
A three-panel work in a client's home.
An example of John's beautiful rugs.
A close-up detail of a wall sculpture.
Rugs woven by John.