Many of the artists who are currently exhibiting as part of Art Textiles Made in Britain share an equal fascination for the landscape in addition to other subjects as part of their current exhibition Concealed currently on show at Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery.
As the year closes I am pleased to announce I handed in my copy to Batsford for my next book which connects cloth to the landscape. I have a photograph planning meeting early in January and will update with news as more details are confirmed.
I am also planning new works for exhibition in 2018 including a guest exhibition at Nadel-welt in Germany with Common-Land and the global collaboration Tea-Flora-Tales (pictured below at the European Patchwork Meeting in 2014).
A bonus was this fabulous photographic art exhibition Into the Woods. Photography was my secondary subject at art college. I was glad I do not need to carry around Hasellblads or full plate camera's today
Especially liked Korean artist Bae Bien's Pine Trees
and Ansel Adams, Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space. I know of no sculpture, painting or music that exceeds the compelling spiritual command of the soaring shape of granite cliff and dome, of patina of light on rock and forest, and of the thunder and whispering of the falling, flowing waters. At first the colossal aspect may dominate; then we perceive and respond to the delicate and persuasive complex of nature.
— Ansel Adams, The Portfolios Of Ansel Adams