Making Meaning Membership

I’ve been a part of Ruth Singer’s ‘Making Meaning’ membership for a few months. I didn’t really know her work well, I’d seen some bits. But after reading up on it, I realised my work lacked this ‘deeper’ meaning. Where every mark and material choice and size and shape is there for a reason. After …

Amazing Arachnophilia by Tomás Saraceno

When you come across something that is so incredibly interesting it stops you from doing anything except going back and reading and scrolling and reading. Not sure how I found it but the Arachnophilia project by Tomás Saraceno and his studio and collaborators is incredible. It seems to be a series of projects, spanning years …

Re-imagining Madge Gill

Experiencing first hand this morning the power of stitching to bring people together. A lovely zoom with East London Textile Arts and – a project re-imaginging the work of Madge Gill. An open brief to stitch or explore her work in some way.  Madge worked in such a way that it connects people. She used …

Networks in art, data patterns & unknown Inca mysteries

I’ve set myself a difficult task. To write about something that I don’t really understand. Networks in art, data patterns & unknown Inca mysteries… quite a mysterious title, ey? I don’t even really know where to start. Oh yeah, this YouTube video introduced me to the mind boggling fact that seemingly random and completely desperate …

My art work musings #2 – The difficulty in being excited by too many textiles techniques

(A long title, but there we go.) I have the affliction of a textiles addict. Excited by every new shiny technique that I come across. I know I’m not the only one, I’ve read about others. Others who see something and long to learn how it is made… others who see a technique and instantly …

My art work musings #1 – Getting back into it

I find it very difficult talking about my art work. So here is a start…Awkward though it may be. I started making art again; away from university, away form any structured group and probably 10 years since I had allowed myself to regularly practice and nurture my creativity. After working pretty solidly for people and …