We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.
Monday, 6 February 2012
Where am I ?
I am in Rome. Brought here because of my husband’s job, after five years in the USA and
16 years in African countries. I love living in Rome, the freedom to walk about, history,
weather, beauty, visitors (friends old and new) the beautiful apartment and neighbourhood
where we live.
For this piece I started by thinking about layers. In some buildings in Rome one can go
below ground level, through centuries of history to see the remains of lives of other ages,
literally layered on top of each other. I am fascinated by the mosaic floors and the patterns
carved in marble and stone. The modern life and traffic rushing about on top is forming the
next part of history. Layers of a quilt, patterns of the past and present, interpreted in
fabric and stitch.
Posted by Jean at 03:37