Sunday, 18 April 2010
Once the AGM was over I had a little time before my train and went back to The British Museum again. This time to the African gallery where I was really interested in a wooden depiction of Ghanian Kente cloth and strip woven samples which could be seen as patterns for mini quilts. The Ghanian artist is El Anatsui. In 2007 I spent alot of time looking at African imagery and did some experimental work towards a quilt. Through Brenda Boardman and her course at The Bramblepatch I entered a small quilt in their Easter Exhibition. I had internted to create a triptych but lost the inclination to finish it. Finding an unfinished section I have started work again but on a smaller scale and will be interested to see how it turns out! As I am working purly on gut reaction cutting up and restitching sections as the piece grows organically!