Being trained in textiles and surface design Ive always found and looked out for patterns in most things including nature, to inspire work on print, patterns and drawings. Actually making sculptural patterns and art out of textures and surfaces found in nature is probably something that stops at the age of ten when you finish climbing trees and drawing circles in dry mud with your collection of treasured and varied twigs. Ive just re-discovered the artist Andy Goldsworthy, a name Im sure my GCSE art teacher will have thrown around a bit, but its only now Ive come to appreciate his work. Im feeling a week of experimental constructed textiles coming on!
"Andy Goldsworthy, OBE (born 26 July 1956) is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist living in Scotland who produces site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings. His art involves the use of natural and found objects, to create both temporary and permanent sculptures which draw out the character of their environment".
Ice On Ice. 1980
Ice Arch. 1982
Goose Feathers. 1983
Red leaf patch. 1983.
Cracked Earth. 1986
Woven branch circular arch. 1986
Yellow and dark elm leaf. 1986