Hidden Revealed Transformed is the inaugural exhibition of the MELD Arts group, held at Showcase Gallery Perth 18th October to 1st November 2014. The MELD Arts group comprises of Margaret Ford, Liz Arnold, Louise Wells and Julie Devereux. Artistically the group is diverse. The work produced for the show incorporating techniques such as drawing, quilting, freeform crochet, embroidery, dyeing, collage and painting were used to convey themes including memory, nostalgia and personal narrative. My work for the exhibition is shown below.
Rose Coloured Glass Series
Distant memory if often seen through rose coloured glass. But the truth is often more colourful.
Silks and polyesters. Dyed, printed stitched and cut away.# 1 -6
Ignored, disregarded, lost their purpose…chosen, selected, revalued…upcycled, united, new sense of belonging.
Recycled interfacing of men’s ties, quilting thread
60 w x 90cm l x 6cm h
This series was inspired by precious pieces of broken stained glass from a Medieval Cathedral, restored as best they could, but never the same.
Hand woven Cambodian silk organza, hand stitched Thermofax screen prints from my son’s drawings, machine stitch inspired by bojagi techniques and piecing.
45w x 100cm h