Working with Colour Swatches
At the start of each session Philippa and I choose a colour from a range of swatches. This is a colour that we are attracted to at that moment and helps to express our mood at that time. We may or may not work with that colour during the session. We choose another colour at the end of the day. I will then weave the two swatches of colour for each oaf us alongside each other. These 2 continuous strips will continue be woven over the 3 months.
Philippa and I both have sketchbooks. We’ll add to them throughout the week and swap them over at each session.
We have now come to the end of our residency. The time has gone really quickly. Some great things have come out of our time at The Free Space Gallery, and I think these will be more evident over the next few months when there’s more time for reflection. Philippa’s work has certainly developed, and it will be really interesting to see what she creates at ActionSpace in the future. I’ve created work I certainly wouldn’t have done if we’d not had this opportunity: I’m going to develop some of the pieces i’ve created over the last 3 months. We had our event last Friday and the work is on show until 27th January 2017. Here are images of some of the work.
I’ve been weaving a section of one of Philippa’s collages. I intend to interpret three areas of the work in total. These pieces will be placed directly on Philippa’s work. The first section below has been woven on its side. This is so there is no need to sew the violet and dark blue areas together. All three sections will therefore be woven on the side.
Philippa has been painting more ceiling tiles. She has now completed nine tiles. We’ve set up a stool so that the tiles are at the right height for her to reach every corner; if she wants to.
Today Philippa completed her second piece of work using netting paper. The piece which she started last week had been mainly red, but today she chose purple, pink and then orange. A great colour combination.
Today I started on the piece of weaving using the colours Philippa and I choose at the start and end of each session. I’m making it smaller than originally planned as the larger size would have just taken too long; handweaving is not a fast craft!
Philippa drawing today while I weave silk strips in response to one of her paintings
The woven interpretation of a section of Philippa’s work is now finished.