Voyage – A group of textiles artists drawn together from around the world who vary in both their experience and in the nature of expression of their art. Their work broadly encompasses the understanding of a quilt in its loosest form. We exist as a virtual group on the internet, posting our work on the blog and communicating via a group site to enable us to share our work and exhibit.
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 July 2015
A Ghanaian Adventure 2
Continuing my adventures in Ghana I travelled up to Bolgatanga in the north, an area that is known for the skill of the basketmakers that live in the villages. I worked alongside the basketmakers as they sorted and plied the elephant grass, died it in an array of exotic colours and then wove and shaped it into many different styles of baskets and containers.
In this piece I have woven the fabric as a backdrop to a sheaf of elephant grass and the 'ghost' of a basket.