Connie Flynn

Connie Flynn

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Artwork 1

ReConnect with Nature 1


ReConnect to Nature 1,2,3 is a small series of works made during lockdown, reconnecting with animals, human and plant materials. They were made using natural materials collected or gathered, Shetland fleece to wet felt the sculptural form, my own hair which is a similar colour to the Moorit Shetland fleece to keep the tonal palette but introducing a different textile and surface effect. The seed heads of Allium Cristophii
 were collected from flowers I have grown in my garden during the year.

Materials and Techniques

Fleece, hair, seeds

Artwork size in cms: Width…9cms……… Length…9cms.……… Depth……7cms

Inspiration / how this work links to the exhibition’s theme

 

Artwork 2

ReConnect with Nature 2

ReConnect to Nature 1,2,3 a small series of works reconnecting with animals, human and plant materials. They were made using natural materials collected or gathered, Shetland fleece to wet felt the sculptural form, my own hair which is a similar colour to the Moorit Shetland fleece to keep the tonal palette but introducing a different textile and surface effect. The seed heads of Rose Campion were collected from flowers I have grown in my garden during the year.

Materials and Techniques

Fleece, hair, seeds.
Artwork size in cms: Width…9cms…… Length…9cms..……… Depth……7cms

Inspiration / how this work links to the exhibition’s theme

 

Artwork 3

ReConnect with Nature 3

ReConnect to Nature 1,2,3 a small series of works reconnecting with animals, human and plant materials. They were made using natural materials collected or gathered, Shetland fleece to wet felt the sculptural form, my own hair which is a similar colour to the Moorit Shetland fleece to keep the tonal palette but introducing a different textile and surface effect. The seed heads of Coreopsis were collected from flowers I have grown in my garden during the year.

Materials and Techniques

Fleece, hair, seeds
Artwork size in cms: Width….9cms…… Length…9cms……… Depth…7cms

 


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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