Two pieces of rusted paper using the tea and rusty metal process, and below is my sewn piece done at Alice Fox's workshop, I don't think she will have to worry about any competion.
Lynn Chadwick lived at Lypiatt Manor about 5 miles away from me, he was the first sculptor to use welded rods on the outside of his sculptures.They are very dramatic with a somewhat menacing look and seeing them at Lypiatt in a natural setting was fantastic, in a natural fold of the hills on a glorious sunny day.I have only put up a few photos as they are protected by copyright unless they also show part of the landscape.
A chance to find out more about Chadwick with events at museum in the park.
We also visited the Pangolin gallery at Chalford which is the foundry which produced his sculptures as well as Damien Hirsts,Ralph Browns and Anthony Adams to name but a few.The piece below is by Daniel Chadwick his son.
This sculpture outside of the pangolin I thought was brilliant ,reminded me of the Auks from Harry Potter,It was made to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Chalfords scarecrow trail which happens every Eastertime and the whole village takes part well worth going to see.This piece was made by the Ladies in the gallery and is called the scary crow
I was so pleased to find that Alice Fox was showing Tide Marks at the SIT I have been following her blog which I enjoy and I love her work it is very melodic and somehow soothing.These two pieces are very long panels of manipulated fabric rust dyed with tea which gives it that muted colour.
She also uses rust dyeing on paper with chine colle and collagraphs prints to great effect.
And Yipee I managed to get into her workshop so had a great day with a lovely tutor and some great fellow workers stitching and chatting the Alice Fox way.The piece below is one of Alice's 2 layers with rusty metal inside all stitched up.
This piece has been dunked in the tea
Metal items sewn on the top of the fabric
These pieces below are by the students on the workshop some have laid the metal on top some between the layers with embroidery .
two of Alice's notebooks
It was a most enjoyable day and I shall be having another go and I have soaked my two pieces in tea and when the magic has taken place I will post the photos