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.
Pat Archibald

1 comment:

  1. Love the woven fabric effect and the movement from the grass and basket disappearing off the edge.