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

 


Brigit Pauka – Huijbens

Artwork 1: Giant Hogweed Deconstructed
For this kaleidoscopic image, I deconstructed elements of the Giant Hogweed; stem, seed, leaves, and flowers. The Giant Hogweed is an invasive exotic plant. Its juice causes burns (the orange colour around the stems). Its giant leaves create a dark shadow and leave no space or light for other plants to grow (the brown around the leaves). Yet it is a majestic and beautiful plant. So there are many and changing perspectives to its image, shifting from horrible to beautiful. Changing like the image of the kaleidoscope.  A plant we would like to banish from our environment, but also a marvel of nature.

 

Materials and Techniques :
Felt, cotton gauze, ponge silk, cotton thread
Wet felting, embroidery, inlay with prefelt 

 

 

 

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