|wild pure panel 2 side b|
|wild pure panel 1 side b|
|wild pure panel 1 side a|
small marks in big spaces
vintage domestic textiles (re-purposed wool blankets in this case)
traditional hand work,
an earthy minimalism
|wild pure panel 2 side a|
I consider the inner life of each of us to be more important than the outer surface we present to the world.
In this body of work I am striving to make the two sides equally beautiful and interesting.
Three vintage wool blankets (two were pink wool when I started) were dyed with blackberry vine and iron and I am using them as the base for appliqué and stitch.
My grand idea is to eventually complete three-four panels and hang them from a curved support so that the viewers will feel wrapped with intimacy and awed by immensity. (sketch)
Like we feel when we are out in the wild places of nature.
For this exhibition, Wild Pure Aesthetic Wonder, I will show one panel only and must choose. Above is panel two (shown with audition fabrics pinned to it).
I'll focus on it over the next weeks.
My piece has to be in Newfoundland by January 2015 as the group exhibition opens in St John's in March, and then it goes on to Gros Morne national park May through October. The wild pure exhibition is an important part of the Fibre Arts Newfoundland conference.