an artists' view

an artists' view

Sunday, 28 December 2014

'The Infinite Contained'

 The fabric collages hanging in the space of Westgate Chapel
 'For No-One'
 'My Family'
 'The Other Half of the Sky'
 'Holding (for PSM)'
 'My Garden'
Visitors to the exhibition
It was quite a scarey evening. The work is far more 'autobiographical' than any other I've ever made, so I felt very exposed, and 'on view'. The feedback was entirely positive though. Friends who knew the background to the work, came and expressed their delight. And even complete strangers came up to me and told me how much they liked it.
I have been taken aback by the comments.
And now; I'm spending the holidays having a proper break! No work (re; job) and not thinking about creating ANYTHING! I've decided I'm going to 'absorb' for a while. Spend time looking; at things around me, and at other artists.
Ideas are ghosts in my mind; I want to use the mangle for printing with, so that's one thing I'll experiment with....later. And I want to do some more weaving...that I can then print onto. For now; rest. It's been a very intense few years; and now is the time for consolidation, and resting.

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