The alienlandscape, is it real? Are these views from my window? Are they views from my mind? Recently, I listened to a recording of the wind blowing on Mars . What did that sound evoke?
Originally I trained as a weaver, I graduated with a B.A . (Hons) in Woven and Printed Textiles in 1978. Later on, I got my Masters degree in Architecture. I was a Design Architect for a
This is a portfolio of
Later I trained as an Architect, and again, tried to understand my environment through the forms that nature expressed around me. Tempering my vision with the norms and utility required was a challenge. I imposed the grid, I rotated the grid. My
For some years I was not involved with any employment that was “artistic”. I kept learning and exploring. I was seeing the world the same way that I had always had, but now freedom beckoned me. Imagery that I had delighted in, and that I learned to use in the early days of my artistic time now seemed even more intense in my vision. It’s like I’m wearing new glasses, ones that that effect what I see with a freedom that I wasn’t comfortable with before.
My life changed again when I retired. I had been learning new techniques, exploring new (for me) materials and combining mediums all along. Now I have begun producing a new body of work, one informed by the same influences as before, but now I am able to express my visions much more freely. My vision is new and old at the same time, driven by delight in the color and texture that has always been evocative to me, but in a way that is more playful and less constrained by boundaries than ever.
Giving my work titles that are to some degree enigmatic is a delight. It translates into a description of the alienlandscape, of it's daily life and of the stories it can tell, colored by the viewer’s own vision and experience.
11" x 14" x 4"
merino wool, slik, druzy, copper wire, acrylic paint on canvas
Spring Came, Like a Green Fire
10" x 10"
merino wool, silk, bamboo fiber, copper wire and African turquoise,polyester fabric,acrylic paint on canvas
Ulysses in Florida
6" x 6"
Night, with Bat's Wing
approx. 9" x 14"
How We Tell Time
approximately 6" x 6"
It Ain't Pixie Dust
"Resting my head, on the sea bed..."
Underneath the Log
approx. 5" X 12"
The Sun Also Rises
4" x 4"
approx. 7" x 6"
"You Thought the Leaden Winter Would Bring You Down Forever"
approx.18" x 20"
merino wool, bamboo fiber, glass beads and acrylic paint on canvas
Still Life with Melon Slice
5" x 16"
Midnight at the Oasis
approx. 8" x 8"
The Great Wave Broke Behind the City
approx. 8: x 10
merino wool, glass beads,polyester thread, acrylic paint on canvas
These works are delicate
The fibers I use may fade from UV exposure. They are hand dyed and the colors may be more fugitive than commercially dyed fibers.
They may suffer damage from environmental conditions such as moths, dirt and abrasion.
Each work has a natural, moth repelling lavender sachet attached to it's back. This should be replaced or rejuvenated with a drop or two of lavender oil periodically.
Please do not vacuum or dust the surface, rather, use a can of air to gently remove any dust or dirt off the surface. Spray air from a distance of at least 8 inches, so as not do disturb or otherwise rearrange the fibers.
Do not hang in direct sunlight, and hang where children are not tempted to poke their fingers into the fibers or to pick at the textured areas.
In 2018 I was pleased to become one of the Artists in Cellophane, when my series of 50 alienlandscapes became part of the Art* O*Mat
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