Seated Talk at Birch Tree Gallery, Dundas Street on Saturday 14th October at 10.00 am.
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As an artist I am always searching for ways to make a closer connection to the landscape I am aiming to evoke. For some time I have been making my own brushes from things I have foraged on my walks. Made from found materials including driftwood, lichen covered twigs, old bits of boat, beach plastic, fibrous grasses and seaweed, and bound with eco-dyed silks and recycled wools: each brush has its own unique story to tell. These gestural brushes evoke memory of place, whilst their unusual materials create a freshness and spontaneity in their mark making. Recently I have discovered the ancient Japanese art of momigami in which paper is kneaded until it softens and feels like fabric.
During the talk, I will make some brushes, demonstrate their use and then create a momigami fabric piece.