Carol Dash

Carol Dash

Instagram: @Caroldash7

 

Title

The water(ing can) cycle of life

 

Reconnected to our gardens and the natural world. I wanted to portray that link and the colour

And lifeline it has brought to many of our lives. The rainbow watering can is a reference to rainbows for the amazing NHS workers. Winding round the body of the can is ivy but also words which indicate aspects Of life during the coronavirus pandemic. Things I have missed like hugs and family but also Sadness and death, loss and fear. The two hands symbolise the human connection to the garden world. The clean one is well and healthy. The other has been buried in my vegetable plot and Symbolises death and decay yet returning us the fertility of the soil to bring forward new growth for the next cycle of life.

 

Materials and techniques

2D and 3D Wet felting, nuno felting. Silk painting, hand and machine embroidery, Hand dyeing,

Artwork size in CM: Width………29.  Length………66  Depth…45 approximately

 

 


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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