The 1950s and 1960s were a time of expanding consciousness for many artists. Particular emphasis was put on experimenting with a variety of traditional artistic media, from pigments and stone to metal and fiber. Attention was paid to expanding the inherent potential of these materials to create nontraditional forms that expressed contemporary aesthetic concerns. For many artists of this period there was a fascination with moving toward a new dynamic of artistic expression that went beyond two dimensions.
Dominic Di Mare was one of the first artists to push traditional flat cloth into sculptural forms by manipulating integrated, multilayered weaving techniques. In addition to exploring these possibilities he also incorporated a variety of textures to enhance the third dimension.