Friday, 18 April 2014

Chichester Arts Trail in May - Arise your Tangles Sweet Spring

Arise your tangles sweet spring

 I am taking part in The Chichester Arts Trail  - 3rd 4th and 5th  and the 10th and 11th of May.
Artists all around the Chichester area in west sussex,  a very pretty part of  the countryside on the South Downs of England will be opening up there private studio's and workspaces for you to peruse their work for sale and see the journey they have made with their art. Full details are  here

A taster of all the artists can be seen  at the preview art exhibition at the Oxmarket Arts Centre, St Andrews Court, Chichester until April 27th.

It is quite a shock to look back on my work and see that it has been a long time since I created anything of any note. Things happen and I had turned away from my art. But this year a good friend threw down the gauntlet and challenged me to get back to the board and join her and exhibit  on an Arts Trail.
She is an award winning artist who favours nude compositions, she creates fabulous work. So I was honoured to be asked. 

I am naturally nervous about all of this. There will be a varied selection of artists on the trail, painters, sculptors, jewellery makers and Mixed media.  I am more of an ethereal mixed media artist, I am mostly inspired by artists like Klimt, and Monet, historical themes, the Renaissance / pre raphaelite but I also love nature and the seasons.
I plan to show  the journey I have made with my art from my beginnings in creative embroidery with my textile art,  like this seascape worked in hand dyed velvets and silks, plastics and metal and then fresco style practicing with felts and papers.
The Blue Yonder worked with velvets, silk, metal and plastic
A homage to Klimt - Stiched Fresco on felt and paper of The Lovers
My fav so far - A Journal of collages  with the theme of  Marie Antointette
 I will also be displaying a fabulous themed journal I created alongside fellow bloggers whom I  joined forces with on blog back in 2007 / 08.

The piece at the top of this post was inspired by Spring and worked with threads, antique fabrics and embellishemnts, metals and melted plastics.
The title 'arise your tangles sweet spring' depicts the dead  dark tangled lost roots of winter and the rising of fresh new colour and growth that comes with spring, new birth, new hope of greater things to follow that come with the the magnificent strength of the full technicolour of summer.

 I hope that my journey will inspire other creative minds to have a go at art and see where it takes them. 
Ginny x


micky said...

I've just found Marie and I am so excited! She is wonderful and so inspiring! Thanks for the permission to use your brilliance in our own art.

roro said...

This is the most beautiful piece of art work I've ever seen. You are absolutely amazing.

Rachel June said...

What is the hair made of in Arise your tangles?