I’ve been working on this test/sample piece for the last week or so, trying out some new ideas. I’m planning to make a longer and slightly wider piece with a village at each end and connecting sections and images between the two. I am working out shape and colour in these small pieces as well as the concept of border. I still have more thinking to do before I begin the larger piece. I decided to do circles in the sky as it seemed to lighten the small space–and the warmth of the yellow seemed much better than the blue I began with . You can see the full evolution of the piece on my instagram feed (connection in the menu bar above).
I am inspired by Jane Kidd’s exciting exhibition at the Textile Museum, Curious. It is intriguing to see how she overlays design features, incorporates grids and divides the canvas turning a landscape into a complex layering of ideas, many of which feel like warnings. An exceptional textile artist!