2014 3 years 3 months after the emergency while living outside wrapped around the Indian plum I brought the 3 afternoon tea cloths inside. They were carefully washed, dried and ironed. I was hoping the laundering had stopped the decay processes. There is much staining and decay and large holes had appeared. How to preserve this […]
‘Succession‘ 96″h x 60″w x 36″d / 244 cm h x 152 cm w x 92 cm d. Materials: cotton, wool, polyester, nylon, wood. Techniques: strip piecing, couching, knitting. Photographer: Tony Bounsall. ‘Succession‘, detail. Photographer: Tony Bounsall. The well-being of an ecosystem depends on an unbroken cycle of organic processes. This work is knit with […]
Here is a Tate Studio Visit video of Andy Goldsworthy.I found it on Rachel’s great blog.i.art.rachel: Andy GoldsworthyDo visit her blog for lots of interesting posts about art, artists and music clips.
The last bit of machine sewing resulted in a satisfying number of empty spools. I do enjoy using my stash of resources. I sent a swatch sample to the SDA Swatch Collection. It is a piece of bed-sheet that was wrapped around a maple tree for over a year. I stitched it with the colours […]
Naiomi Wanjiku Gakunga standing in front of her work in the Russell Hill Rogers Gallery on the Navarro Campus, after giving a moving presentation about her life as an artist and the importance of storytelling in her culture and her work. In the same gallery Michael James had a solo exhibition,’Organising Nature`.This work is titled […]
After the 2 recent collapses of Asian clothing factories resulting in loss of life, I was reminded again of walking through the downtown core of Christchurch in New Zealand this past summer. On an empty lot where a church had stood there was an art installation of white painted chairs sitting on artificial grass. The sign […]
A number of times, while on a recent holiday, I played around with materials I found.Here is a nikau palm leaf on a beach. The ridged inside breaks down to make long fibres… …that can be pulled off. I was thinking of a nest.
The Joshua Creek Gallery housed the World of Threads Festival exhibition De rerum natura ( On The Nature of Things). The festival curator, Gareth Bate, looked at all of the work submitted then decided on groupings and themes. He “observed that environmental work is the most dominant theme in contemporary fibre art.”These are some of […]
One of the trees I have been working with is the Western Red Cedar. I found this burnt stump…… … and rubbed my sketchbook over it. The tree has wonderfully suggestive textural bark. The drawing the cedar did on a breezy day.