Prehistoric fertility 2 finished and renamed!
I really need to learn how to take photographs! This is a dreadful picture of this textile work.
It’s framed and renamed to be entered into a local art competition – Aber Valley Arts – along with two other pieces of my artwork, but I don’t know which two yet. I have to choose then write some gumpf to go with them. I’ll be asking my pal, the head of art at work, to help me choose the others.
So, it’s been a busy morning here measuring and cutting daler-board to mount the various art works (seven in total, phew!) and calculating any aperatures that need to be cut.
Time for a ginormous mug of tea!
15×23 cm, around 12 to 15 hours of work/pleasure.
Needle felting in silk fibres, embellishments done with various metallic fibres, beads and custom made sequins.
Patterns inspired by British Prehistoric rock art and Neolithic/Bronze Age pottery.
I had my doubts part-way through whether this was going to work out, but I’m really now quite pleased with it. When friends saw it, they thought it was like cells expanding and reproducing – hence the ‘Fertility’ part of it’s title!
When I mount it for display, I’d like to put it onto a piece of slate, an old slate tile maybe; however, I have my doubts about the sensibility of that with the damage dust and fingers could do to it … I’ll work on the idea!