Sunday, 17 November 2013

Better Pictures

 'Omnium Gatherum' still in the studio and without the photographically unhelpful height and perspex!

A better picture of 'Lament', although still no proper idea of scale - it is 2m wide, and the top edge is about 6.5m from the floor.

A detail from the rubble pile section of 'Rebuilder'.

Today there was a special Evensong for RoadPeace - hugely moving.  The Cathedral Curate was preaching and used both 'Lament' and 'Rebuilder' as sermon illustrations, referring to the 'non-coincidence' of the exhibition overlapping with both Remembrance Sunday and RoadPeace Sunday.  Although I have no direct experience of being involved in or losing someone in a road accident - John Donne "each man's death diminishes me because I am part of mankind" was very much on my mind.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Look What I Got!!

A beautiful bouquet presented at the end of my last 'Talking Textiles' lecture yesterday. Everyone has been so kind and supportive about the talks and the exhibition; I feel very blessed!


Monday, 11 November 2013

Exhibition Photos

'Rebuilder' in the evening light

'Rock of Ages'

'Lament' - where I always hoped it would hang; the organ loft


'I Know How Slight Are The Threads'

'Hope' (will get a better picture without the Treasury gates as background!)



'Corpus Christi'

'Burials I-IV' (with holey stone added by friend)

'Omnium Gatherum: Stone Figure 1'

'Omnium Gatherum: Various'

'Omnium Gatherum: Trio 1'

'Omnium Gatherum: Various'

'Omnium Gatherum: Raindancer and "Hope is the thing with feathers"'

Goodly number of visitors and good cakes for the Private View yesterday; the Cathedral used 'Rebuilder' readings at Evensong, which was a lovely privilege.

I have begun a small tapestry on the Ashford loom; simply the Hebrew for 'rebuilder' on a fractured stone ground. The plan is to work on it in the North Transept whenever I can be in residence; every Monday & Friday, and some other times too. Very nice to be back in there!

Location:North Transept, Chichester Cathedral

Monday, 4 November 2013

I Love It When a Plan Comes Together

Well, another twelve hour day, but the exhibition is up and ready to open tomorrow. Fantastic help from Simon and Tony of the Cathedral Works. I must admit to a teary eye when 'Lament' was hauled into place hanging from the organ loft; it was the piece I was most concerned about, having decayed so much more than expected I was not sure that it would work - but it does! Also, remembering that all the time I was weaving it back in 2011 I knew that the organ loft would be a great place to display it, but with no real expectation that it would ever happen, and, Lo! it has.

I have left everything covered so that I can do a last minute check and label before I remove the red and white tape to open the North transept to the public.

Chuffed to bits.



Friday, 1 November 2013


With three days to go until opening, I have completed two pieces inspired by the poetry of Yehuda Amichai, one by an English hymn and several small pieces for a museum type display case. So, 'The Other Stories' are ready to go, just a bit more to do on 'Rebuilder' itself, plus the printing of labels, finalising my artist statement and painting the plinths. Not much then.....


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