Filed under: 2013 made in, craft | Tags: art, fibre art, greyscale, needlepoint, tapestry, textiles, watsons bay
My most recent tapestry. Just a little one.
Filed under: 2012 made in, craft | Tags: dumped car, needlepoint, st andrews, tapestry
A new tapestry completed. It is intended to be the first of a pair depicting abandoned cars dumped in the bush
Filed under: 2012 made in, craft | Tags: craft, fibre art, needlepoint, photography, tapestry
Another tapestry completed. Train tracks at Murchison East with the haze of dust obscuring and obliterating the detail and distance.
Finally my yarn arrived and I have completed my tapestry of Larundel Mental Asylum. I have been working on this intermittently for over a year. Sadly it does not translate well into a photograph, losing the delicate and enveloping texture along with some of the finer tonal details.
I am currently keeping my eye out for opportunities to exhibit my tapestries as I am increasingly proud of the results.
Filed under: 2012 made in, craft | Tags: art, landscape, needlepoint, silo, tapestry
My most recently completed tapestry. An experiment in finding the balance between the time spent making and the clarity and quality of the resultant work. Few images of interest to me work at this resolution, usually losing their link to realism and their atmosphere when reduced so dramatically.
A much larger tapestry is hovering near completion with only two square inches remaining unfinished. An order of yarn from the UK will be its savior, hopefully soon.
I have been neglecting to document my progress on various projects. My tapestry of Larundel Mental Asylum continues at slow speed. I have been printing laser engraved linos for a book about a road, there will be more to see once the covers are completed and everything bound. Working on a small etching while assisting a friend print photogravures has inspired me to attempt a switch to her medium, plans for another book utilising this are in the works. This work will take a fair amount of influence from works in the exhibition Endless Present: Robert Rooney and Conceptual Art which is on now at the NGV and I highly recommend a visit.
My exhibition Zoetrope at Mailbox 141 has come to an end while my work Mordialloc has just arrived in Tasmania in preparation for exhibition.
A new year and a new tapestry project of a larger scale. Architectural features begin to emerge with the stitching and accumulation of shadows.
Embroidery project begun and abandoned due to my inability to find a true greyscale of threads. Hours of work have created a murky polluted area of sky that is not reminiscent of photographic documentation as intended but loaded with new meanings that creep in with the colour. Any recommendations for how to acquire true grey threads in 13+ tones would be appreciated. I am unwilling to dye my own yet.
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The underlying pattern for a future tapestry.