Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Monday, 28 June 2010
Sunday, 27 June 2010
Friday, 25 June 2010
Thursday, 24 June 2010
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
G came up to have a look at the 'finished' weaving and to discuss the building of the armature, which we are doing tomorrow morning in the forge. And then she will go straight out into the exhibition space. Preview before the show opens!!
And a picture of concentration.....
Monday, 21 June 2010
This is the final working height. I have had to live / work in jeans for days because of ladder climbing. Your picture puzzle task is to spot the following vital adjuncts to the weaver's tool box:-
1. Large mug for tea
2. Two tennis balls in a sock.
My wonderful friend P was in Piccadilly yesterday, and went to Fortnum's for Violet Creams as a finishing reward. I may allow myself two.
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Thursday, 17 June 2010
....it might be taken seriously!
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
The next task is to find a suitable spot in the gardens to host her until the show. I also need to investigate a location that DH has found which might be good for thebigone after the exhibition.
Watch this (cyber) space.....
Thursday, 10 June 2010
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Following the deliciously French logic of EM; having put it back last time, it was replaced this time also. I did rotate it so that different imagery is on display.
Monday, 7 June 2010
The West Dean College Visual Arts Show is from July 3rd - 9th. Private View on July 2nd. Entrance is free, and directions are available from the WDC website. If you would like to come to the PV, send me a message via the comments box / email if you know it, and I will send you a ticket.
And here is a close up of the woven surface....
Thursday, 3 June 2010
I suggest that you turn off the sound before you watch this; very random background noises include The Doors (Alabama Song), a Bernina sewing machine, student conversation, footsteps and a sander! No editing software on this PC (oh for my Mac). But at least it shows the process of weaving tapestry, and explains why it is such a slow medium.
I decided to make and leave a little offering, and see what response it elicits....
I am beginning to think about where I might move it to once the 40 days is completed, and before the Exhibition, when it will be shown inside, alongside other small pieces. Thebigone will be outside the gallery, in a lovely clearing.
I hope to post some video of the making of thebigone, for those of you who have never seen tapestry weaving. Watch this space.....
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy, or the broken, hallelujah.
I did my best, it wasn't much,
I could not feel, so I tried to touch;
I told the truth, I didn't come to fool you.
And even though it all went wrong,
I'll stand before the Lord of song
with nothing on my tongue but 'Hallelujah'.
(Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah)
He said, 'You can't conceive, my child, nor can I or anyone -
the ... appalling ... strangeness of the mercy of God'
(Graham Greene: Brighton Rock)