one of the textile artists i chose to study for Module 1 was Matthew Harris. when we visited Bristol some time ago we went to the Colston Hall specially to see Matthew's commission for the new hall. basically it's a 6 metre long drawing designed as a musical score which he has burnt into a wooden wall. it is typical that the day we chose to go coincided with a record fair with stalls and posters covering up most of the piece! however i was able to see bits.at last a 'textile' you can touch and it does feel lovely.
many years ago when i was taught how to give presentations, i was always told you should never apologise for bad photos or even include them, however i DO apologise for the one above, it is a detail of the wall showing the burnt design in what appears to be a wall made of long thin matchsticks!!! i am looking forward to seeing what Matthew is exhibiting this week (as of tomorrow) at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen's show Collection.
so onwards and upwards i must get back to my own burning but of metals!