Wednesday, 26 March 2014

At the edge of the field

I showed the group this piece of work at the last meeting. It was partly made on site at the entrance to a field as part of a film project with my friend Brenda Miller. She filmed me working and we talked about the physical and emotional qualities of stitching. As a part of my research it was an experiment about whether it is possible to work directly in the landscape. At the moment my thoughts are that while it is feasible to work on a fairly small scale and create a stitched sketch of what is seen it is difficult to make a properly considered piece. Whist I may draw and look at my chosen landscape it needs to reflected upon before making an art work.  It has become part of a film that will be shown in Stroud in May.