Belinda Delany.

Belinda Delany

UK

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Title

Teatime

I was inspired to make this piece because for me tea drinking symbolises coming together and connecting with people. The whole ritual surrounding tea drinking is a shared experience particularly when guests arrive: putting the kettle on, getting out the best tea cups, sitting down together to share the warm, comforting drink. I chose to mount the cups on individual tiles, reminiscent of the tiles we might have in our kitchens, the centre of the home, and a place where tea is often shared. The uniform shape of the cups echoes the experience of life in lockdown where everything is the same every day as we are unable to leave our homes and meet people.

 

Materials and Techniques

The piece is made from silk chiffon, silk devoré, merino wool, cotton scrim, embroidery silks. The techniques used were wet felting, nuno-felting, hand stitching.

Artwork size in CM: Width 59 cm;  Length 51cm;  Depth n/a (flat piece).

 


Elana Sigal

Title: Sign Of The Times
This piece is reminiscent of a kaleidoscope in the patterns in the felted fringed border. The constantly  changing nature of the patterns in a kaleidoscope reflect changes in our daily life. The centre section is separated and is composed of cells. These cells are ever-changing as are those which are present in the Covid-19 virus. Each cell or bubble can be a reference to our need for social distancing and maintaining our household bubbles to prevent the spread of Covid. A Kaleidoscope can be used as an escape from our regular daily view of things in our immediate world. An escape that seems much needed at this time. The piece is shaped like a shield to reflect how we need to shield ourselves against and from the present pandemic.  

 

Materials and Techniques
Wet and needle felted wool

 

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