Metamorphosis

I have recently had the good fortune to have several requests for my work to be exhibited hither and thither recently to the point where I am having to think very carefully about what I can commit where and how to make things work for their living. I do not want to wheel the same old thing out time after time. To this end I am currently working on a piece that will have several incarnations with the view to being placed in several exhibitions that are in the pipeline. Each time it comes down it will be altered in some way or combined into another piece. A kind of journey.
I while back I bought some old cotton cleaning cloths at a car boot sale for £4.00. I loved the rough homespun quality of the fabric and I have used and used them in many pieces and sold a fair few. Sadly I reached the bottom of the pile so it seemed appropriate to use the last for this project. In the last couple of months I have been stitching, a way of getting through the dark winter days. So this is the point I have reached

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I suspect the next step will be some cutting up and reconstruction but at the moment it’s up in the air

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In Progress

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This is a somewhat imperfect picture of work in progress but I kind of like it so it is staying. Still wet leaf prints from the other day have now been stuck onto muslin. I am unsure whether I like how it has gone yet, I think I prefer the tissue. Depending on how it dries will determine what happens next