3 more Artists for you today, Fiona Leech, Nicola Brown & Tracey King. All exhibiting currently in Finland, then onward to Portumna 8th-22nd Sept as part of the Shorelines Arts Festival.
Artist – Fiona Leech
My piece was inspired (though “inspire” is perhaps the wrong word) by the recent appalling cervical smear scandal that has shaken Irish society. Women are dying needlessly in this country and women are feeling quite vulnerable relying on the health system.
I had wanted to celebrate womenhood, as “red” evokes feelings of strength,warmth,friendship,and love; but as I was working a strong sense of anger grew which I couldn’t shake. I listen to the radio a lot while I work!
The process of felt making is physical, great for anger management, while producing a softness, in contrast with the hard surfaces of a dice. It makes you want to touch….to reach out to care and nurture…..
Sale price. €350.00
Materials – merino wool, cotton embroidery thread, industrial felt stuffing.
Artist – Nicola Brown
Where Passions Unite
This wall hanging marries my passions for wet felting, silviculture, eco printing and working with natural materials. I feel that it encapsulates my current textile practice, simple, natural, crafted.
Sale price. €425.00
Materials – merino, silk, tencel, and firestar.
Keep me close to your heart
A special gift for a friend, new mother or baby, to wrap them up, keep them warm and in the case of a child provide a soft safe surface to play on. It’s a token of love from me to them and a reminder for them to keep me close to their heart.
Sale price. €425.00
Materials – merino, silk, vintage Japanese kimono silk. Machine washable, bound with eucalyptus dyed vintage Japanese kimono silk.
Artist – Tracy King
A Little Taste of Ireland
I am interested in the old ways, the simple way people appeared to live. Inspired by my surroundings in the west of Ireland, combining the raw organic textures of wool, I create images that I would like to live in. This particular work tries to capture a living emotion of a place.
The work is made of wool from Jacob and Texel sheep. The different image elements were pre-felted before assembling the image. A small amount of wool was dyed with cochineal for the woman’s shawl, which was one of the most typical garments for Irish women in the 19th century.
Sale price. €1968.00
Materials – Jacob and Texel sheep wool
With Thanks to DCCoI for part funding the exibition.