I’m really pleased with how my tide marks series of work has turned out now it’s framed. I’ve been lovingly working at, adding to, sorting and revisiting these small pieces of dyed, printed, stitched paper over the last few weeks. But I always worried that they wouldn’t stand on their own as individual pieces. Somehow by placing these things into frames they are transformed into the precious items that I already feel they are: it says ‘this is what they are’ to any other viewer that hasn’t had the relationship with them that I have.
These are quiet pieces, subtle. I hope that whoever looks at them will be intrigued, drawn in by the play of different marks and textures. They invite you to look closely, study the lines, see where the stitches go. At least that’s how I feel about them. I want them to intrigue people, please them and perhaps puzzle them.
These, as well as other work, will be shown next weekend at 6 Harold Place as part of the Saltaire Arts Trail.