I have just finished another series of great workshops with Pat Archibald which inspired me to create this quilt for the annual festival exhibition. Inspired by Sanjusangendo temple in Kyoto, the temple of the 3,000 Buddhas- the emotions it evokes for me- the strangeness of the orient but also the warmth.
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IN PRINT- part of an exhibition at Redditch Textile Museum.I was inspired by the patterns humans and animals leave on the landscape -which disappear as rain falls or grass covers them .
Summer in my Studio
Inspired by the class with Nancy this Summer I made this piece. the shapes were inspired by the prehistoric megaliths on Harris and this is in my studio on the island.
Edinburgh Summer Exhibition
Students of Pat Archibald, including me, spent the last year working on ideas around a poem entitled Let there be peace by Lemn Sissey. As always the results were both dramatic and colourful but also each unique. Here is my quilt which I called Puzzle and which tried to capture a number of the images in the poem, magpies,waves, Ethiopia, fireworks -but in an abstract way.
Just finished the quilt I have made for an exhibition with other students of Pat Archibald in Edinburgh in August .The inspiration was a poem by Lemn Sissey ” let there be peace”. The poem is full of wonderful images from magpies to dancing skeletons and Ethiopia to fireworks. the group produced incredibly varied pieces. When it is hung I will post some images .
Pat Archibald at the Edinburgh Festival
[vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]Off to the Edinburgh festival to see the exhibition of “Rhythms” by Pat Archibald’s students of whom I am one. As always it is fascinating to see how differently the different people in the group interpret the theme and where they get their inspiration from.
Some time ago when in Venice I photographed washing hanging in a back alley and the colours and architecture made it beautiful –I used that as my inspiration and experiments with using nets as a way of making shadows.
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Scotland, where I find my inspiration
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I use my own dyed fabric as well as commercial fabric and love to find fabric when I travel which I can then use in my own work. By nature asymmetrical compositions appeal to me and abstracts rather than representational images interest me and my work reflect this. Colour, even more than music, is what stirs my emotions and I find unexpected combinations in nature, art in galleries or just the street.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”15780″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column][/vc_row]
I’ve have been juried in to the SAQA Exhibition
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Currently, I am working on a piece with Pat Archibald’s group based on a poem by Lemn Sissey.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row]