I have been making paper and working on ideas for an exhibition in the making. The move from tapestry weaving into mixed and multi media is proving to be an exciting shift in ideas, and extremely liberating.
This immense sense of freedom is supported by working on a collaborative project that is not contained by any pre-determined or precise outcome. Nor is it dictated to by having to produce an agreed to body of specific works.
The three of us meet monthly, and stay in contact electronically in between time.
Extended visual possibilities, concepts and ideas are forming around our theme of displacement and belonging. We have given ourselves licence to let each artist form ideas for the exhibition based on the evolving work we are each undertaking. We are 3 textile artists working in collaboration, without boundaries. Maybe the world too needs more collaboration and less boundaries to co-exist and expand common ideas.
Orange is the colour I associate with boundaries, be they road cones or boiler suits.