Should we shudder at Friday 13th? Well 2017’s will never be forgotten. Curator-in-chief Melanie was escorting the ‘Lorenzo il Magnifico’ Lifetime Achievement Award (for having entwined creativity and sustainability as principles inspiring their work) Winner El Anatsui around the exhibition. There were 460 artists exhibiting and she brought him over to me! I have loved […]
I navigated all the hurdles and worries and started to look forward to the event. As more information was released I knew it was going to be a real opportunity of a lifetime. Quite apart from coming back with a nasty cold, it really has taken me a while to come back down to earth. […]
It is not enough for me to just produce beautiful work; it has to mean something and to have a concept. Quoting Melanie Zefferino, Curator-in-chief, “cultural diversity and biodiversity do not exist in separate and parallel realms, but are part of a kind of co-evolutionary process that needs to be preserved and nurtured.” As my […]
This time next week I will be in Florence and the XIth Florence Biennale will be opening its doors! The following is taken from their Facebook page. Follow the link for the website. eARTh – Creativity & Sustainability 6 – 15 October, 2017 | Fortezza da Basso, Florence The Florence Biennale is the major contemporary […]
Windows, architecture, museum displays, window displays, fashion, reflections, glistening gold, inky warm blues, brilliant turquoises, deep rich reds, russets and browns. A rich tapestry of history waiting to tell its story and share its drama and excitement visually and metaphorically.
Graffiti on a Florence wall. It was near the Pitti Palace. I looked for it this summer it had been removed. I was glad for the buildings and preservation of the city but it had stayed in my heart. As has the work of Yinka Shonibare https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/artist/yinka-shonibare-ra which I have had the privilege of seeing at […]
Venice has become a constant companion in my mind. It stays with me and whispers in my ear everyday. The light, the colours and sounds of this precious place feed my imagination daily.
Working with others inspires and enlightens. Sometimes it’s learning new skills, seeing a process through fresh eyes, bouncing ideas off one another or just enjoying having some company! It was also a compliment to be asked by Bruce to design a new show for him at Mount Edgcumbe, Cornwall where he exhibited with Miss Ivy’s […]
I have always hoarded and saved things, which might be useful. I love ancient buildings and magical places. Where ever I go I seek out texture, detail and hidden beauty. I absorb colour, texture, and ideas and at some point it will spark a new train of thought and a new body of work. This […]
So why do I find it so hard to write my blogs… when I love words? I have lovely images and stories to share. Facebook is easy, do pop across and see my FB page https://www.facebook.com/TessaJaneFineArtTextiles/ I think its because at the moment I feel like I’m talking to myself. It’s important to reflect but […]