This is the final in a series of posts featuring the Artists whose work was selected for the “Something Red” exhibition in Finland. This week we look at the work of Niki Collier, Marika Miklosi Manning & Nessa McCormack.
Luckily as most of us have not been able to see the exhibits in person, we look forward to the Irish exhibits returning and featuring as part of the Shorelines Arts Festival 8th-22nd Sept in Portumna
Artist – Niki Collier
My Egg. Do Not Sit III
An interpretation of the human ovary in fibre, mounted on a transparent structure. Discussing women’s freedom and the perception of ownership.
Sale price. €875.00
Materials – merino wool, silk fibres, Nuno felted knit mohair, vintage silk from the artist’s grandmother, Russian silk from her mother, Blueface Leicester fibres, fibre from a dog who had miscarried, and fbres from a sheep who won the national championship at Gosford.
Artist – Marika Miklosi Manning
Red Between the Lines
We can easily miss or are blind to trouble or pain, sometimes we are in denial about the “red” between the lines.
Sale price. €125.00
Materials – Kap merino wool, tussah silk fibres, merino wool
Notes – this is intended to be displayed standing with the long cord casually laid on the table, encircling the vessel.
Artist – Nessa McCormack
I have always loved groups of things, little colonies of harmony repeating themselves. It’s a reassuring feeling, the process of repeating, making and slowly building layers. I am very drawn to rolls of delicate paper and fabric with the selvedge exposed. I think these elements have influenced me in making this piece.
Red is not a colour I usually work with. In the process of making this piece I learned how much I liked the intensity of saturated warm colours. It was nice to be surprised in this way.
Sale price. €325.00
Materials – fine merino fibre, pieced and stitched.
Once again our sincere thanks to DCCoI for the part funding received that enabled Feltmakers ireland to take part in these exhibitions.