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Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Ascophyllum nodosum...........

I'm hoping that you've taken a look! ;0
intrigued as to what I may be posting about......
well it's my piece for the Art Take-Out exhibition, a quirky, original type of exhibition too. For more info please take a look a their website and visit their blog.

The only stipulation for entry was that the 'piece' entered had to fit into a take-out container!

On the evening 'Customers' can choose the work they want from the Take-Out Menu.
Works are 'acquired' by fulfilling a 'pledge' which has been determined by the artist.
The 'pledge' is the currency for the evening.
And the Artist (and work) will be under the heading they choose of Starter, Main Dish or Dessert.

So this is my strange & quirky creation for the exhibition. It is my version of 'ascophyllum nodosum' or to you and me 'seaweed'! I didn't intend to make something related to where the exhibition is being held - a take-away! - it's just how its worked out, funnily enough.
I've collected quite a few shells, stones etc from the beach recently and had been peering at the seaweed. It reminded me of a picture in one of my books from my small days, of some big pod like seaweed so I have created my own version.


Pods printed & stitched, hanging on wool stitched over with thread and wrapped on a piece of driftwood. Simple, quirky, abstract and slightly obscure. A tiny mobile or talisman? it's open to interpretation, hopefully it should fit in ok at the exhibition and of course I'll be in the 'Starters' section, where-else for seaweed?! well apart from side dishes!



If you're local to the area pop along - Tsang's Kitchen. 147 Iffley Road. Oxford. On the 2nd June 2009 from 7-10pm.
enjoy ;0 x

14 comments:

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Your work is a complete joy - so beautiful and inspiring! We seem to like the same things. I have been working on seaweed too, but just not recently!! Good luck with your piece at the exhibition, it is sure to be snatched up!! Very best wishes, Carolyn

Kayla coo said...

Hello Kirsty,
I love your drawings on the fabric and using the seaweed shapes for inspiration.x

sweetly, lovely said...

I love your use of driftwood in these pieces and the organic shapes. It's amazing how nature can inspire us to create beautiful works of art. Great work!

mimilove forever said...

Gawd I love your work, your colours, line, stitch..all of it!! x:)

karen said...

love it!

julie Haymaker thompson said...

I just found your blog, what darling things . So English!!!

Simply H said...

Hello! thanks for your comment and email re the craft fair. I have just been having a peek at your blog and website - your work is really beautiful. I will send you an email back! Helen x

Heartinmyhand said...

Oh these are so darn clever. I love the use of the drift wood.

Art4Sol said...

Love them....wonderful idea...again!

Menopausal musing said...

What an amazing concept, the whole takeaway a piece of art is......... it made my tummy flip with excitement.... Your work is so lovely and original. Am adding you to my bloglist so that I can follow your progress... x

APO (Bem-Trapilho) said...

so beautiful!!!

Jenn said...

oh how fun!
Just beautiful:):)
makes me want to head to the beach:)
xox...jenn

emma lamb said...

such a great idea for an exhibition and i love your Pods, very cute and you drawings are beautiful... they would make very smart lavender sachet thingies too :)

btw, thank you for your compliments on my green themed stuff last week, are you addicted to the mosaic maker yet!?

emma
x

Gunnels blog said...

These are SO beautiful !!