Fairy-ring 2; an update.

So, over the last few weeks my work ground to a halt as I have started prac and moved house, but I have too much stuff I want to do so after some late nights working I am getting towards the end of Fairy-ring 2. I am helped by the amount of rags in shades of green I have managed to obtain. That being said, I still need more. It’s a challenge of using recycled materials that I have not needed to consider until now.

Saturday night
So far, Fairy-ring 2 contains 3 medium-sized t-shirts, 1 pillowcase and 1 queen-sized bed sheet.
Sunday, and I have added another two t-shirts.
Monday, another single sheet and half of another queen-sized one.
This rug in particular has a lot of old bedsheets. It got me wondering about sex ghosts.
I have to clip the loops still to get that shag, which will take probably another 2 hours. But it’s downhill from here, phew. On to the next one…

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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5 Responses to Fairy-ring 2; an update.

  1. Sooo much linen. Sooo many sex ghosts.

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