An intimate, visually stunning portrait of Swiss-born tapestry weaver Silvia Heyden that captures the inner dialogue and meditations of an extraordinary artist in the moments of creation. The film follows Heyden during a year of weaving and reflection as she creates works inspired by the Eno River in Durham, North Carolina and shares how nature, music, her Bauhaus influences, and her life experiences anchor and inform her weaving. Born in Basel, Switzerland in 1927 and trained at the School of the Arts in Zurich, Heyden is admired and celebrated by tapestry weavers across the US and around the world. Her pieces hang on the walls of collectors and institutions throughout the world, yet few have had an opportunity to witness the physical intimacy between Silvia and her loom. Shortly after completion of the film, Heyden died peacefully at sunset on March 2, 2015 at the age of eighty-eight.
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