My last post was headed “Panic sets in”. So did you think that this next post would be a focussed presentation of a work for the MELD exhibition? How naive!
I’m a member of a Perth-based group called Designing Women. About twenty or so people passionate about textiles. We are having an exhibition later this year. So at our last meeting (last Saturday) we considered the idea of having artists’ profiles that were a bit more visible than the usual A4 page paper hidden in a ring bound folder. Why not have textile statements, we thought? Would the gallery owner allow that? What should be the format? Can we all just do what we want or should we have a standard format? The usual group exhibition questions.
I volunteered to do an A4 sized textile artists’ statement . The idea was that a few others in the group would do the same and we could then have an informed discussion at our next meeting in July.
I wanted to use my naturally dyed and rusted fabrics because that’s what my pieces in the exhibition will be made from. The DW group piece in the centre of the gallery will be themed as “eucalyptus” so I thought I’d include that as well (and because I use eucalyptus leaves a lot). I included my logo (Horace (the horse of course)) and a photo because visitors to the gallery like to be able to identify artists. And of course WORDS. I love words. So the draft made itself. Words, photo, logo, my own fabrics, and gum leaf embroidery. Easy to the point of banal.
Here is the result: