Helen Welford.

Helen Welford

USA

 

Artwork 1 
En Route

 

An image through my train window, just before lock-down, which translated into lines and colours speaking to the connection and passage of time and distance.  (Reconnecting to the moment)

 

Materials and Techniques
Wet felting with wet felted prefelts, yarns, wool roving 
Artwork size in CM: Width…73cm……….… Length…50cm

 

 

 

Artwork 2 
Insight: Cataract #1

 

What I saw as my right cataract was removed, (and I was reconnected to my vision).

 

Materials and Techniques
Wet felting, needle felting, embroidery, beading

Artwork size in CM: Width……69cm.……… Length…45cm.

 

 

Artwork 3 
Past Echo

 

Inspired by the theme for this exhibit, and by a motif on my grandfather’s art deco pencil holder (which I still use) – a constant (re)connection of my present and past.

 

Materials and Techniques
Wet felting, needle felting, embroidery

Artwork size in CM: Width……73cm……… Length……49cm

 


Dagmar Binder

Artwork 1:  Gathering, 2019 
Much of my work is inspired by natural structures. This composition of a large number of scales or gills invites the eye to follow the lines round and round, suggests a rhythmic motion, a kind of restless activity in the crowd. 

 

Materials and Techniques  
Merino wool, silk, wet felted

 

Artwork 2: Close-up, 2020 
Inspired by microscopic views of plant tissue, this piece shows my fascination with the amazing architecture of nature and the imperfect implied in perfection. Installed at some distance to the wall it will interact with the light and cast shadows. 

The structure is kind of regularly arranged around the centre, resembling the picture in a kaleidoscope, but still, each repeated segment is very individual.

 

Materials and Techniques  
Merino wool,  silk, acrylic binder 

 

Artwork 3: Tipping point, 2019
This work refers to the dramatic death of coral reefs as an example of the ongoing loss of natural habitats, of beauty and diversity. A reminder to us humans that we are part of the ecosystem and need to protect the one and only planet we have.

 

Materials and Techniques  
Merino wool, silk

 

 

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