Reveal's Exhibition Statement
Reveal is a group of six experienced contemporary mixed media artists. We share a continuing interest in textile and stitch, and are also inspired by new ways of developing work, using different mediums for expressing ideas. Textile construction, machine and hand stitch are evident in much of our work, along with exuberant sketchbooks, fine drawings and work with acrylic sheet, wire, paper, wax and collage.
‘Unfolding Stories’ reflects our personal journeys, often based on everyday life and experience. This exhibition offers a fascinating glimpse into the lifelong passions and interests that fuel our individual artwork. Working with this uniting theme, we have chosen diverse media to interpret and visually discuss personal meanings, understandings and responses to life as they unfold for each of us. For after all, we are all stories in the end………………
My work in the 'Unfolding Stories' Exhibition
Personal Exhibition Statement
Over the last few years my work has centred on the development of weaving using a variety of unusual structures along with the integral use of acrylic sheet. As it has progressed I have created my own ways of working; no longer using traditional techniques I have found my own way, developing a new set of rules to inform the process.
Compositions start from a simple geometric basis and work towards the characteristics of harmony and discipline. Often starting with a two dimensional frame it builds upon itself creating three dimensional structures forming patterns of stability between the various entities
During the development of 'Constructs', as a mixed media artist, I used a purely experimental approach and I saw how it was possible to ‘construct’ exciting and unusual pieces of work. Not only that, I saw how my life was also reflecting these developments and I found myself ‘constructing’ many new areas in my life that had never seemed possible before.
Early this year I became aware of ‘the moment’ and how each moment is potentially so different to all other moments. Visiting Tunisia in March was a lesson in how people can dramatically changes their lives, their countries and even the world in response to an event that happens in ‘a moment’ of time. Letting go of old fears, believing in the potential of the self and working with others we can begin to free ourselves and embark on a journey; a gradual ‘unfolding’ that takes time and understanding, in order to build and develop new lives, new understandings and new ways of doing things.