Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Your Hands Remember
I have again been busy making more grass 'weavings', replicas of Angus Macphee's for Joyce Laing, at Art Extraordinary in Pittenweem Fife. The top photo - Angus's original garment with the black background, and my replica with the grey background. The gallery is now closed, but her collection will be going to the Glasgow Museums resource Centre, along with my replicas, later this year. But before that, they will be on display in Perth Museum (I don't know the dates yet). My replicas are not as precious as Angu's original's wich are now old and each time you touch them, they shed another handful or so of grass fragments. My replicas have been on display at the StAnza 2013 poetry festival in St. Andrews. Click here for pics of the ghostly garments hanging on stage behind the performers.
Your hands remember.
Recently I a made another pair of grass shoes for Joyce, and now I'm working on a few grass 'pouches' with very long handles.
There are now 3 pairs of replica Angus Shoes, one is currently on display with Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester as part of their Linking and Looping project, another pair are currenly being exhibited in Devon as part of Basketry and Beyond Festival in the exhibtion From Bare Stems. Click here for more info on the basetry exhibition which is on till the begining of June and festival in May.