Exercise 4.3 Collating a sketchbook Stage 2 Textiles-inspired translation

I chose the work of Canadian textile artist Dorothy Caldwell as inspiration for my Textile artist-inspired sketchbook.  See Exercise 4.3 Collating a sketchbook Stage 1 Research and preparation There are many elements of Caldwell’s work that appeal to me: Abstract representation of land and personal landmarks A/symmetry Repurposing materials Simple depiction through effective use of elements … Continue reading Exercise 4.3 Collating a sketchbook Stage 2 Textiles-inspired translation

Exercise 4.3 Collating a sketchbook Stage 1 Research and preparation

Caroline Broadhead is an English artist who creates jewellery, textiles, furniture, three dimensional objects and drawings.  She is interested in the body and the space it inhabits.  Broadhead collaborates with choreographers to produce live performance installations. I like her textile garment work which through the use of light and shadow looks so delicate.  Her cold … Continue reading Exercise 4.3 Collating a sketchbook Stage 1 Research and preparation

Part four Sketchbooks Stage 2 Painter-inspired translation

‘I think this world is magical. Colour, form, space, relationships ‒ these elevate life. They energise. They elevate my whole consciousness…I think art heightens the potential of the actual’ ‒ Patrick Heron (The Colour of Colour, 1994-5). Patrick Heron 1920-1999 is an abstract artist I referenced for my Painter inspired translation sketchbook.  His use of … Continue reading Part four Sketchbooks Stage 2 Painter-inspired translation

Exercise 4.2 Customising a sketchbook Stage 1 Research and preparation

Elizabeth Blackadder  is a Scottish painter and printmaker who works with a range of media including oil paints, watercolour, drawing and printmaking. During the 1950s she travelled through Europe painting landscapes and Byzantine architecture mainly with brush, pen and ink.  These works not only captured the large scale of these structures but the detail also.  … Continue reading Exercise 4.2 Customising a sketchbook Stage 1 Research and preparation