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

 


Christine Howell

Title: Interconnected through COVID
Through having been in lockdown due to COVID, we have all been communicating in new and different ways with our family and friends. We have used digital platforms to stay in touch, where there is a constant mixing and remixing of people’s images. The way the images move around reminds me of a kaleidoscope. Additionally, we have all been through a kaleidoscope of emotions and are rearranged, reassembled and different as a result.

This work was made as one piece, then divided in the felting process to signify the sedation that we are experiencing, then reassembled at the installation in new and different ways. The red lines and dark, brooding shapes represent COVID, whilst each small piece represents the remixed group in the kaleidoscope. I am grateful to Fiona Duthie for learning the felt, paper, ink techniques on her online course in 2019.

 

Materials and Techniques:

Merino wool, kozo paper, textiles, waxed silk thread, e-sumi ink, felting, stitch, drawing

 

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