Wednesday, 6 October 2010

St Ives Well~Wishers Textile by Andrea Carr

I was pleased to be able to give a piece of artwork to be included in this large textile piece by St Ives artist Andrea Carr. She had collaborated with a friend of mine Jo Mayes to create a performance art piece based around St Ia Well, close to the Tate Gallery and Porthmeor Beach.

My children often play in the well water as it falls down on to the beach to create a natural waterfall and pool so it is a place very close to my heart. The textile was used to make a beautiful dress which was worn by a dancer who walked from this sacred site down to the waves.

It is currently hanging in St Ives Library alongside some collagraphs made by a handful of local children who were lucky enough to enjoy a printmaking class by Rachael Kantaris at the Porthmeor Print Workshop. I think she had encouraged their use of colour beautifully.

My Entry

Now the St Ives September Festival is over I can catch up with a few updates I have been planning to do, this was my entry to the annual "Spot The Artist" event which has become so popular. I heard that some people were so determined to get their chosen *bargain* (each anonymous, unsigned piece sells for £35) that they chose to spend the night outside the Arts Club, ensuring their place at the head of the queue when the doors opened at 9am!