FANTASY to REALITY
Retrospective exhibition in Competa 2016
extract from my introductory talk.
” …..but for me the textiles I handle have a life of their own, they want to speak for themselves, they wish to be free from the constraints of frame and glass. ” Really LOOK ” they seem to say, ” and also FEEL our texture, rough and smooth, transparent, lustrous, delicate , coarse. And such a variety of colour, bold and rich, timid and subtle. And we lie in pieces around you so how will you choose ? “…………..
The video, taken on a phone , was a great surprise when presented to me. Over three weeks I had over 300 visitors.
As a viewer visiting this site would you find it interesting ? Suppose – as it has fabrics – and your partner was interested would you be a little intrigued too ? That to me is the importance of bringing people to see textile art which has not the appeal to many as painting has always had. I like to see such work in an exhibition alongside paintings and sculptures. How interesting that would be.