Friday, 8 February 2013
I'm been very busily crafting away over long long hours, having tremendous fun crafting these new creatures. They've gone into the Lion Street Store in Rye, East Sussex today, to be displayed for a wee while.
The theme is Native American Indian animal mythology. I remember the Native American Indians being my favourite topic in history at school and I have vowed for some time now that I would return and investigate it in fabric and paper. They have such a beautiful belief system and such great respect for the animal kingdom. I've loved reading through their myths and stories and plucking out characters to make part of my own work.
Totem Pole 85cm high, £1,160.
Each animal is made separately from fabric, then painted and final hand stitch detailing added. I will be making them again as individual Totem Animals ranging from £140 - £170, and as a stacking of 2 for £305. I made a bird, a whale, a fox, a seal, a bear, a wolf and a beaver... I keep changing my mind on the favourite!
Little Deer £225
The way I work in fabric is very damaging to my hands and after the long Christmas making stretch they were completely destroyed, so trying to think of some ways to break up the suffering my hands go through making that work I have been sampling some ideas in paper mache.
Masks £70-£75 each
It would be lovely to hear what you think of the new work, I know it's quite a change.
This month you can find a collection of tropical birds in a showcase at The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell. The hotel has a very chic bar and restaurant attached to it and that's where you'll find these little beauties...
There's quite a few new pieces on show: American Flamingo, Olive Backed Sunbird, Crimson Backed Sunbird, Sun Parakeet, Pink Headed Fruit Dove and Small Niltava. If you haven't got time to pop in you can also enjoy them from the street!
You'll now find these new pieces in the shop