Thinking about the past
I love this image. It is a sketch that could be a piece. It is the colours and the form of the woolen balls. I span (OE) the yarn from woolen tops from Shetland sheep. The natural colours of sheep as you can see. And the blue of the plastic mugs. These colours and shapes harmonize. And the white of the floor. I actually scrubbed that floor because it was filthily grey and I found this beautiful kind of white. (Makes me think of Whistler's white work). This white was amazing and while I had that space I kept it white. Now when I am looking again at this sketch I feel I did a good job and it feels inspiring too. I better get on with the autumnal weaving so I can start with something like this again. Really exciting.
I agree. What I particularly like is the fresh simplicity of it. But it isn't stark in any way. The blue adds a softness. I like the small strands coming away from the main strands - it stops the lines being too severe and adds texture. Yes, you did a very good design on this. THe writing on the floor adds intimacy. I love your work very much.
Anna María Lind
:) I am pleased that someone agrees with me. Actually it would also be fine if it was the opposite, that makes one try to understand a different stand. I have found that work that I've made in the past and still feels fresh some years later must be ok. Some work wears away with time.
I don't think this work should be tampered with, but left as it is. Of course we can see things differently over time, because we develop as time passes. But the freshness of this piece stands the test of time.
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Anna María Lind, MA Textile Art Winchester School of Art.