Footpaths and weeds where they meet walls and fences.
The edges of buildings, rooftops and features of the landscape against the skyline.
and even a spiders web which blocks your way down the garden in the early morning sunshine
It is these influences that have come to play in more recent work which was recently on show for Concealed with Art Textiles Made in Britain at the Festival of Quilts.(the link show works by all members)
Unfolding Landscapes, Cas Holmes looking at what is revealed and concealed at the edges of our paths and roadways throughout the seasons. This work was shown alongside Rosie James pieces in simple stark contrast looks at Pylons at the power behind our industry in cloth.
|Rosie James Pylon Series and Unfolding Landscape|
Withdrawing into the shade and view the neighbourhood through the shadows they cast on our windows
Finally but not least, this blog is named after after a chapter in my first book, The Found Object in Textile Art 2010. It is being reprinted for the fourth time as we speak.