Friday, 7 May 2010

Update on Textile Artist

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!

3 comments:

  1. Found this site nd thought of you! It is called "garment graffiti"
    http://www.thomasvoorn.com/thomas_voorn_2010_garment_graffiti_01.html

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  2. What an interesting piece, it links in well with the workshop that sian reported on http://stitchloop.blogspot.com/ using sound and stitch in the current trend to merge the boundaries of the arts media.
    I loved having a nose around the links/subsequent links you posted up Karen, thanks for sharing.

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