My driftwood collection is enormous and it's been expanding for the last 20 years. One day I knew I would know what to do with it ........ and so recently I started to embellish bits of driftwood with crochet in a beautiful hemp yarn from a local shop.
These pieces will be on exhibition and for sale in the studio in July. I plan to have my first exhibition in the studio with my friend and very talented painter, Phil Barron.
Photographed in the late afternoon sun.
The post, Beach Detritus, has some photos of the driftwood collections.
Busily working away at items for the Entropy Collection, however, as expected I veer off on tangents to try new things......
Driftwood and bones with hemp crocheted details. Two sculptures by Jade Pegler in the middle.
One of my first wonky baskets and a couple of driftwood/crochet pieces.
The Diatom Collection has expanded.
In the studio:
A little 10 x 10 cm embroidery of nodules.
I've been working on the "Entropy collection". An expanded version will be exhibited at the Tweed River Regional Art Gallery at the end of the year. It will be exhibited as an installation pinned to the wall, approximately 4 x 1.5m in size. This exhibition has now expanded into a full solo exhibition and I'm trying to bring various pieces together to form a cohesive whole. A public program, as part of the exhibition, is also being organized.
Woops!! I've been tinkering with the banner up above and background colours etc. Bear with me for a little while until I get it all looking fresh and smart.
a small plastic bag vessel with chubby thighs.
a beautiful and delicate visitor
a small empty space on my table...... a rare event
A busy day today.
Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and feel bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready for 2012. I'm back in the studio this week after a visit to Sydney, Christmas celebrations and visitors to my little red house. Feels good.
some doodly fun
a petri dish doodle
and a slime mould experiment. Not really!
abundance from the garden
my first banana crop.
Good news: The ' Entropy Collection' will be exhibited in the Tweed River Regional Gallery this November. I'll be scaling it up to approx. 5.0 x 1.5m.
December 12, 1928 – December 27, 2011
Last week I drove into Brisbane to deliver my prints, corals and greeting cards to m(art), the retail face of Craft Queensland. This has meant spending many hours crocheting and felting corals and printing linoprints. I've had the weekend to rest..... aaahhhh!!
The felting process...... friction, hot water and dishwashing liquid. Preferably done wearing pyjamas and accompanied by many cups of tea.
It's been three months.............
There were so many things to do I had to focus my attention on the real world.
Now to catch up:
A small collection of twenty explorative sculptures currently being shown in a group exhibition at mister jones until May 20.
More to come in the next few days. Hope you are all well and happy.