Width: 36 (45 framed)Height: 36 (45 framed)
From the artist:
This work was woven in response to the Outside In Step Up course at Ditchling Museum, 2019. There were quite a few inspirations: Seb Lester’s calligraphic quote from Van Gogh was the starting point. “For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me want to dream.” Also, the influence of the letter press, which I was fortunate to have a go at operating. I wanted to take the words that I had printed and weave them, using the printed letters as my cartoon for the word “Stars”. I was also inspired by fellow Outside In artist, Clarke Reynolds, who I was assisting on the course with his work in Braille. I then rendered the word “Dreams” in Braille stars, as part of the weaving, with Clarke’s guidance. The biggest source of inspiration for me at Ditchling Museum was the work of weaver and printmaker, Tadek Beutlich. I used a black woollen warp, similar to his large work in the collection, “Dream Revealed”.