4.6.10

Pots + people

When I saw this page in an old National Geographic
(showing pottery made between 1000 and 1150 AD...)
I liked the colours (much of what I´ve done
lately is in neutrals with some reddish/brown) -
and I liked the figures on the piece in the upper
left corner, especially their faces...













Inspired, I made this Calmer/brooch...
It´s a kind of variation on the people-machine-and
hand embroideries I made not long ago.













And here´s a Creature (in which last tuesday´s visit
to the Louise Bourgeois exhibition swings, obviously)...
























I´m making things to take to the Textile Art fair
at the moment (see sidebar) - but I´m going to put
some of it in the shop too next friday...

Kommentare:

Deb G hat gesagt…

What a wonderful transition from inspiration to creation...

Jacky hat gesagt…

Wonderful pieces and I love where you have found your inspiration...those lovely earthy colours and the figures...all wonderful and I am sure will do well at the Textile Art fair.

Jacky xox

jude hat gesagt…

oh good luck!, love the translation... gotta do an in person fair one of these days....

jackie hat gesagt…

Poor old potato face, you must love him a little bit.

suschna hat gesagt…

Diesmal bin ich fest entschlossen, zur Textile Art zu gehen. Ich melde mich dann bei dir und bin gespannt, deine Kreationen "in echt" zu sehen.

jenclair hat gesagt…

"Everything old is new again" -- isn't it wonderful to find inspiration where the utilitarian has been decorated and seems so fresh? Love the colors and your interpretation!

Eva hat gesagt…

The red ochre colour gives it an ancient look. Wish I could visit the fair. Good luck!

Graf von Blickensdorf hat gesagt…

Toll!!!

ger hat gesagt…

Thank you... - it always makes my day when I find some old NGs in a thrift-store (the one the page is from is from 1982) - such a lot of inspiration + good reading, the older the better... Hallo Lo, Du bist hier der Quotenmann, danke für´s gräfliche Lob...