Monday, March 26, 2007


We gave ourselves a day off from the house and I started weaving this today. The collage had to be pretty much destroyed first - spray painted to give me some guide lines for the semi circles, but that doesn't matter, it's a means to an end not the end itself. I'm breathing a big sigh of relief as I was starting to get just a touch wound up at not being able to make any progress..!

I have made pieces with several components before but never so many (64). It may not work but it feels exciting to be moving things along a bit. One of the things I enjoyed when I had a gallery was getting to know people's work very well and recognising the subtle shifts and developments in each new group of work they sent me. One of the things that annoyed me was that there was (is) so much emphasis on work which is considered to be cutting edge/challenging/pushing boundaries and not enough on the many highly skilled makers who are quietly refining their craft. An artist who's work I admire greatly is Breon O'Casey. In a recent article he says"Sir William Nicholson and Mondrian were born in the same year. Mondrian's work was avant garde but Nicholson was an equally good painter. Good work goes on behind the cutting edge"

I keep adding new links to the Artists list - recently added are Kate Blee, Dawn Dupree, Yuko Takada Heller and Mitsuo Toyazaki - all well worth a look.

1 comment:

Debbie Herd said...

Hi Meabh, I enjoy reading your blog and can relate to the feeling of the sense of not progressing at the rate that you would like to. Best of luck with your new tapestry I am looking forward to seeing it in progress and the finished tapestry Debbie.