Get yourselves to this if you're in the area, Ellie is a felter using wool from her own sheep and donated fleeces from friends and family. She makes everything from tea cosies and babies booties to wedding dresses and coffins. She has, as of late, had quite a few orders for coffins...not that you have to die to appreciate or enjoy her work...
Other amazing crafters and artists to see too- find out more at Fleece With Altitude.
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
It seems to make sense I include a piece about this in my forthcoming exhibition with Leanne Broadbent, ‘Malice In Wonderland’, Sewerby Hall and Gardens, West Wing, Bridlington, 11th June-31st July 2011. I won’t explain too much- concepts are boring without a visual reference, but basically, it explores the White Rabbit Syndrome, how sometimes our aspirations are scuppered by the limitations of reality, lack of time etc. Check out this pie chart. See?! I love a good pie chart.
The Trophy picture is coming along well...found an amazing ‘Bambi’ children’s bed linen set in my favourite charity shop that I may use to provide some contrast to the Red Deer Heads I plan feature on the wall behind the figure. May use this for another piece, but pretty in love with it- I revel in objects that have a definite ‘identity’, this one being cutesy, Disney, kitsch. It allows me to pitch it with something significantly darker/more sombre.