Demonstration…

… or how to do a tidy demonstration in a church.  One of the things I like about TRAC is that its exhibitions usually include some kind of demonstration of an artist’s practice.  The next exhibition is taking place in a church which limits the kind of demonstration that can be done.  One of the group thought that embroidery might be the answer, but looking around my work space which is covered in fluff and threads, I had to disagree.  However, with a little thought, I can diversify… newspaper and string won’t be too messy will it?

Newspaper bowl

Newspaper bowl

Giant newspaper cord

Giant newspaper cord

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Home II or Yellow

Home II, YellowSecond piece to submit to TRAC Colours exhibition. This is inspired by Diane Springall’s pompoms and some of my own photographs of natural ‘cords’. Yellow was my starting point this time – sunshine, energy, growth, nature, good moods.  Colour opposites bring balance.  I like working in this way.  The work looks lovely against a yellow wall, but didn’t photograph well.  So here it is set against nature – well, grass!

Home or Red

Home or RedHere it is, the first of my set of 6 pieces.  Using the Aboriginal language of circles to represent home; my home – Cornwall, my husbands – Leicester and our home, together on the Isle of Wight, which is represented as a constant journey rather than a third place.  The colours celebrate love, life and joy; red is at the heart of the picture.  Colour opposites are important in the composition, just as opposing moods and states occur in life.

The piece has been framed and I’m going to submit it to TRAC’s next exhibition on Colour, which will take place From Friday 12th – Saturday 20th September, (excluding Sunday 14th). Fingers crossed!  On to piece number two…