This is the view over my mums back yard when ever the cats decide to wake me at stupid dark o’clock.
Finally here is a photo of the whole of my ‘broidery project.
Here you can see how much I’ve done and how much I’ve got left to do. As well as working on the blocks of pattern and diapers of colour I’m also adding more circles. Recently I’ve been adding ‘compass roses’ ahead of the wave front of solid work. But I’ve also planned out finishing all the blocks in rows alone and eleven.
At this rate it’ll be another decade before I finish this project.
The green blob in the middle is a Fibonacci Word Fractal. You can see more here. Some space filling patterns such as early black work embroidery have fractal like properties. So it’s not a total stretch to put in real orthogonal fractals in the work.
To make ( art or craft – I hope you have all be listening to Greyson Perry’s Reith Lectures) is to take notice.
This week I wanted to talk about one of the modules of my BA (weave) from Farnham. It was all about taking notice. Paying attention to things that might otherwise have gone unreguarded. Substance, in the world of weave, refers to the feel of a fabric: its drape, its weight, its texture. In fabric design, we chose the yarn, the intersection and the finish. All these things go to make up a fabric’s substance. Colour and visual pattern is less than incidental, despite the apparent importance this has in most decisions about fabric choice in the very day*.
I’ve been very busy this week moving house (temporarily). I haven’t had much time to think successfully about a new post – maybe I’m just a little obsessed over innovation and moving forward. I have however been playing around with a painting app and revisiting a few subjects. So here are some familiar images. Read the rest of this entry »
This last weekend was spent in a rather misty Staffordshire. An exciting experiment in working in ever changing light conditions. We stayed at Rock Hall right under the rocks. On Saturday the visibility was so poor you couldn’t see the Upper Tier from the top of the Lower Tier, but by the after the whole valley was in bright sun. I like working with the very flat light you get in over cast weather, but it didn’t make modelling the grit stone boulders any easier. All these images were made on site, some in situ, some back at the table outside Rock Hall, instead of balance precariously on damp rocks. Read the rest of this entry »
This week I have mainly been going to weddings again. I have also been thinking about dyslexia, my dyslexia that is. I feel that problems with communications (listening, writing, reading and speaking) which indicate dyslexia are symptoms of wider issues with processing difficulties. The more I want to do with my life (with out running out of mental spoons*) the more sophisticated coping strategies I have to develop. So I’m starting on the lists…
But on to the Art… Read the rest of this entry »