Monday, 18 June 2007

My work + Nathalie Miquel

*sorry, I've tried 3 times but Blogger refuses to post all my text the same size and I can't face re-writing, so get your magnifying glass out for the middle section...

The Garden Opening went well, only very light showers and even some sun. I was too tired to visit the other 10 gardens but, based on previous visits to the others, I can honestly say I like my parents garden best. It's cottagey and relaxed with lots of bits to discover. Too tired to type so here's an old post that's been sitting around...



Drawing (detail) of ceramic & glass amphora 1991 or '92
Pen, ink & tea on cartrige paper with teabags & tissue paper

Much of my artwork incorporates found pieces and the amphora above is s drawing of (or for, I forget which came 1st) a ceramic piece I made to fit around a piece of broken beach glass. The glass was the broken neck of a very small bottle, maybe a perfume bottle, so I chose an amphora shape as the new body. The final piece was white ceramic/blue glass and I think the glass was held in place with silver plated coper phone wire, the really thin stuff.

It's strange looking back at such old drawing of my work and seeing how my love of text in images has lasted all these years. I always loved to work with tissue paper and teabag paper because you get such lovely show-through of the words and images beneath. After nearly 20 years I still love it when people have text in their work, especially handwriting such as this work by
Nathalie Miquel which I spotted recently.


Artwork by Nathalie Miquel

7 comments:

Vanessa V said...

I am catching up and reading below... Ohhh, such loveliness and wonderful colors and serious conversation here.... I am so glad you can take deep breaths. It can all be quite scary I am sure.

I just love it here Cally. It is so lovely and deep..... xxxooooo

cally said...

Hi Vanessa, I did a big catch up of your adventures while we drove to my parnts, your blog is the best for making the journey pass quickly, I dip in and get so immersed in it that suddenly we have arrived.

julie said...

oh so wonderful..i love the ink drawing...so free!
And yes, tea bags and tissue paper over text!!!

Uschi said...

I love handwriting in artwork! It is a wonderful thing to give the page/background a hopefully senseful structure ;). Have you still got your amphora, I would very much like to see it!!
My good wishes to lots of patience and energy for you!!

cruststation said...

I love your ink drawing with the text, and nathalie's work is gorgeous too. The idea of using tissue and teabag paper sounds wonderful!

Jade said...

your drawing is excellent; tea bags - awesome!

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I'm Nathalie Miquel and I just see your blog... sorry I dont speak a good english... thanks to you, it's with a great pleasure I see your attention to my work... If it'is possible, do you speak french ?
thanks to you and I'll be very happy to have some news from you...
I'll really enjoy to read you soon...
my mail : nathalie.miquel@club-internet.fr
N.M.

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