Hidden Revealed Transformed: MELDArts exhibition

“Four arty friends” formed MELD in 2012.  Margaret, Elizabeth, Louise and Devereux formed MELD.  The artists are me, Elizabeth (normally known as Liz) Arnold, Louise Wells and Julie Devereux. Our website is http://www.meldarts.com/wordpress/

The show is on at the Showcase Gallery, cnr Beaufort and Aberdeen Streets in Perth.

Our exhibition opening on Friday 17 October 2014 was a tremendous success and as it’s all on the MELDArts website I won’t repeat it all here.  But I want to add the images of my work in Hidden Revealed Transformed now, even though the exhibition won’t close until this coming Saturday 1 November.

Rust Dyed Series

Rust Dyed Series: clockwise from top left: Growth; Canopy; Forest secrets; and Plants. 30cm x 30cm x 4cm. Rusted and natural dyed cloth, oil paint and hand stitch. 2014

Growth - detail Margaret Ford

Growth depicts the cyclical production and transformation of a seed into a fully functioning plant; a process in which its hitherto hidden potential is revealed. The Canopy at the very top level of a forest hides and embraces its inhabitants. For how much longer will these canopies and their dependents survive? In Plants, I have highlighted the dependence of animals, insects and birds for their food, breeding and shelter. Forest secrets was inspired by all the marvellous transformations that a forest’s trees and plants do to maintain a clean environment and safe hiding places for birds, insects and other animals.Photography by Josh Wells
Bathing Pavilion

Bathing Pavilion

Inspired by the decorative bathers’ pavilions at beaches in the early 1900s, I also wanted the structure to create shadows that hint at the unseen events that occurred within….Wooden frame by Edgar Arnold. Photography by Josh Wells.  Crochet with silk, wool and cotton yarns.

Public Persona

Public Persona

Public Persona detail

Public Persona detail

Artful and assertive; bold and balanced; controlled and confident; dominant and detailed….but what about the inside? Crochet. Wood; silk, wool, cotton and synthetic yarnsWooden frame made by Edgar Arnold.  Photography by Josh Wells.

Green Leaf Series

Green Leaf Series

Green Leaf Series detail

Green Leaf Series detail

Green Leaf Series detail

Green Leaf Series detail

We sometimes fail to see properly all the leaves around us. I wanted to celebrate their diversity of form and their complexity, while at the same time reveal the shade and the shadows they give us.

Crochet: Painted canvas, wire and yarns of silk, cotton, mohair, wool and alpaca. Each 21cm x 26cm x4cm.

Photography by Josh Wells.

 

 

 

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