How Tessa’s “golden cage” has brought extra vibrancy to her art As someone living with MS, fine art textile artist Tessa Jane knew that the pandemic would affect her more than most. But what she hadn’t anticipated was the profound and positive changes the enforced isolation would bring to her life – and to her […]
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 […]
Imagine my emotions when on 16thFebruary I received an email which said “ Dear Artist Tessa Jane, You have been invited by our International Selection Committee to participate in the XIth Florence Biennale, which will take place in Florence, at the Fortezza da Basso, from 6 to 15 October 2017. So the work began and so did the roller coaster ride. I […]
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 […]
It’s so hard to determine, was it a flash of an idea based on a children’s story? The story of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” (Danish: Kejserens nye Klæder) is a short tale written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, about two weavers who promise an emperor a new suit of clothes that they say is invisible to those who […]
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.
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 […]