Having visited the Gargano Peninsula in Italy last year I became very excited about the extraordinary array of wild orchids on hillsides strewn with limestone. I now plan series of textile collages exploring the subject.
'Queen Anne's Lace with Milkweed' is nearing completion. By the end of the weekend I hope to fix the glue and see just what I have got.
Milkweed's particular charm is that it is fascinating from the earliest buds to the full blown flowers. I particularly like the changes in colour.
There is a particular elegance to the waves that curve into Whitesands Bay. They seem to weave together in a stately dance. In this textile collage I describe the interacting forms in hand-dyed, light reflective fabrics that shift and change like the sea.
The Queen Anne's Lace is taking form, a combination of satin and velvet.
This design is for a commission 4 feet x 3 ft.
Green Waves Gwenver is near completion, with granite cliffs rising above the pounding sea.
In this video you can see the collage come together in all its saturated colour. Light and shadow move across the olive grove, shifting and changing as you walk past.
A long and stormy week to focus on green waves.
A real achievement, I finally have the correct street location on Google. I AM ON THE MAP. So if any of you want to come and visit, there is a chance Google will now lead you to my door. https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/115495272887426844352/+Amandarichardsonart...