Although collage usually plays a big part in forming waves in my work, this time I am relying almost entirely on dye-work. I felt it conveyed all the sense of form and motion required for a backdrop to a cliff top meadow.
I have just put together this video of silk artisans in their workshops in the city of Banaras in India.
Leaves can take as much time and care in their creation as flowers. With these camellia leaves the dyework was the greater part of this. I wanted to convey the curving surfaces of these glossy leaves.
Kidney Vetch is not the most attractive name, but this is a very lovely plant that thrives on the cliffs of Cornwall. The most common colour for the flowers is yellow but at Godrevy this soft red can also be found.
I brought the tiny shrub of the camellia 'Bob Hope' into the studio and have begun working from its gorgeous flowers.
My youngest aunt's account of her time in India as a small child more than eighty years ago.
In June I shall have an exhibition in St Ives, and am beginning to focus on the art I shall hang there. These wild carrots are the first flowers for a cliff-top meadow at Godrevy, looking across the bay to St Ives.
Art has got ahead of my garden with this piece, but in the world of textile collage Snake's head Fritillaries and Wood Sorrel are flowering on mossy boulders in a shallow stream. For more details http://amandarichardsonartist.com/content/snakes-head-fritillary-and-woo...
Continuing to create small textile collages of the spring flowers beginning to bloom around me, here is 'Narcissus beside Stream'. More details at http://amandarichardsonartist.com/content/narcissus-beside-stream
The first VIDEO of India, showing the latest fashions among the most beloved goats of this sacred city.