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.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Merlot to Grenache

Merlot to Grenache October 2014

Surrounding our village of Combas are vineyards, kilometres and kilometres of vineyards on the stony, calciferous soil. The Languedoc Roussillon region of France is one of the largest wine- producing areas of the world. Our village has its own Cave Cooperative where the vignerons bring their grapes each harvest or vendange, which are then collectively turned into wine.

On my piece the names of many grape varieties are quilted. The vine leaves are of a mix of fabric – silk,cotton,sheers – and the bunches of grapes are stencilled using fabric paint. The right hand background fabric is a synthetic net which reminds me of the mottled bark of the old vines.

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