Lorraine Roy: The Science of Textile Art | School of Stitched Textiles
Textile Artist Lorraine Roy talks to us about her love of natural sciences, developing an artist voice and how to succed as an artist.
collage, pressed flowers, book spine, book pages, old map, 10"x10" I have been reading the book, WILD COMFORT: The Solace of Nature, by Kathleen Dean Moore. The book is filled with descriptive passages that are lyrical, poetic and beautiful- breathtaking. The words conjure up visual and sensual imagery in my mind. There is also a profound meditation on the healing power of nature, and how nature impacts writings such as poetry as well as visual artists, no matter what their medium is. Here…
Thinking in Circles – The Root Language of Trees
Greetings and Happy New Year! In my last blog post, I described how my touring exhibition of round wall hangings, Woven Woods, came to be. This collection is now launched at its first venue at Art …
For The Last Two Years, I Have Been Painting Leaves That Tell A Story
In February I will be holding my first solo exhibition of over 30 new watercolour paintings at Abbott and Holder in London. For this exhibition, I explore my vision of a botanical dystopia, challenging our own sense of scale, its value and how we measure it. The story began when I picked up a leaf from a London pavement in July 2014. At the time I was moving house and felt that the condition of the leaf told my own story. It had been scuffed by the streets of the city and was no longer…
Hosta Leaves 11 by Ralph Gabriner (Color Photograph)
Hosta Leaves 11 by Ralph Gabriner. Simple, yet profound, this photograph aims to draw out the beauty of the ordinary and transform it into something memorable. A strong sense of composition and perfectly executed lighting portray this natural object in an entirely unique way. This archival pigment print is a limited edition of 200.