On Instagram recently (link in the side bar), I posted these details among others of the tiny Miniature Reflections pieces that I have recently shown hanging in a group in the Lansdown Gallery.
Thursday 23 September 2021
Tuesday 21 September 2021
Our exhbition at Lansdown Gallery in Stroud has now ended without me posting photos of the last two sets of my work so this post is set to remedy that. The theme in both series is monochrome and the striking black / white contrast that it offers.
First is a group of pieces developed from photographs looking up into an outdoor tented theatre space near Cairns in Queensland Australia. These photos were converted to black and white and manipulated and cropped in Photoshop and then digitally printed onto glossy photographic paper. Finally, marks were made with a fibre pen extending lines and detail beyond the photos and a small number of stitches were added to give texture.
As seen in the gallery this time, Australian Landscapes I - IV* (apologies for the reflections) were the result.
Thursday 16 September 2021
This time, I'm posting three pieces with a very similar colour palette, all of which have imagery originating from the same high rise building in Sydney which has featured in all my most recent posts - but with colour manipulated.
The first is the artist's book High Rise that I mentioned in the last post.
This book includes a short piece of text hinting at the destruction of ancient ways of life which can occur when large modern cities proliferate without sufficient control over building and with limited respect for those already living there, perhaps for millennia.
Soaring shards of hardened steel and gleaming glass storeys high clean cut
symbols of a future secured at cost the land ignored
The past eclipsed by archaeology of the most permanent most destructive kind ...
Also included in this post are two digitally printed, stitched and framed pieces working around the reflections in high rise buildings. They are heavily stitched in the same limited colour palette mostly using two strands of DMC and Anchor embroidery threads.
Window Pane I and II ...
These were unfortunately photographed in the gallery and behind glass (apologies!) which has reduced the definition.
Monday 13 September 2021
Brunel Broderers is currently showing work in the Lansdown Gallery, Stroud, under the title Inhabit. Details of the exhibition can be found in the side bar of this blog.
Members work in a variety of methodologies, although embroidery is generally at the centre of what we do. On show this time, there is a mix of wall work of different kinds and 3D installations. There are pieces on paper and card as well as on cloth.
As I have explained in several previous posts, the work I am showing this time mostly explores the spectacular skylines of modern cities with their high rise office blocks and reflections. In the main, it was developed from a single photograph of a high rise building in Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia. This photo was enlarged, manipulated, overlaid and cropped repeatedly in Photoshop.