In 2011, I took part in an exhibition at Flow Gallery, London, exploring the colour blue.
In creating a new body of "Blue" work, I turned to Japan for inspiration. The faded and stitched indigo remnants of Japanese Boro textiles provided a rich source creative source suggesting the selvedges, patches and stitching making up the human history held in cloth. While the pared down imagery in Haiku drew on the ink brushstrokes of calligraphy. Woven in fine cotton and linen the tapestries try to suggest the delicacy of paper or porcelain.
I was delighted to have the opportunity to exhibit these tapestries a year later in Kyoto, Japan, as part of an international tapestry exhibition. ORI-RHYTHM 11.