One last post as we come to the end of our exhibition at The Forge Needle Mill. Liz has mined her collections of small things as the reference for the work in this exhibition.
In particular, there are several pieces developed from favourite flowers in her garden and around her house, and a large piece which relates to groups of patterned stones found on the beach, smoothed by the passage of water. Liz has also recycled selected items from her collection of unfinished pieces. These were cut up and reworked to be included in her current work.
The results are to be seen in paint on canvas and in stitch, often with work in one medium (usually paint) leading to related work in the other medium (stitch). This approach makes for a fascinating contrast in colour, texture and form within her work and gives a most interesting insight into the varied approaches within her practice.
Her large piece titled Beach (above and in a previous post shown within the gallery space here) evolved from an unfinished piece of canvas in her collection which was then painted painted further and machine stitched. The accompanying samples from her collection and drawings in paint and stitch on paper and cloth explain its development.
The two related pieces shown below reference Liz's collection of small succulent plants.