Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Exhibit Display

I finally got a chance to go in and see the Flotsam and Jetsam exhibit in it's final set up. Credit goes to Katherine Scott for the beautiful display of everyones work. All of the wonderful accompaniments to the pieces created for the show are from her days of beach combing. Check out this uncredible whale bone!

It sets the mood for the beautiful images in the handmade book by Katherine. Her wooden buoys were a perfect backdrop for Jaymes photo cards, all tied up with little shells. Each set is different and the wonderful images make them perfect for sending someone special a note.

The beaches here are great sources of creative energy and although it's nice to focus only on the natural beauty there is always the obvious impact we humans have on the ocean. The abundance of flotsam and jetsam we create really stuck with me and I had to create a junk trap to catch some of it. It's based on the eel traps that were traditionally woven by fisherman from withies or willow rods. The bottles and gloves and cans were just a small selection of the things that could be caught.

A more positive day of weaving produced a couple of pieces of that included some debris from fishing and I liked the effect the rope and nets had in the baskets and felt they belonged with the ocean celebration.
The display is very soothing in a way and yet full of fascinating little treasures from our shores. Definitely a celebration!

Thanks to everyone that stopped by the exhibit last Sat and to Katherine and Jayme for representing!  Time to float away to the next project......

7 comments:

Suzanne Thomsen Newsome said...

Breathtaking! Wish I could see it all in person! ~Sue

RedTwigBrownTwig said...

Thanks Sue. We're so lucky to have this facility in our little city.

ruthie said...

Oh my, as an avid beachcomber & loved of found objects i love the way this exhibition is put together & it perfectly compliments your work, a wonderful celebration.

ruthie said...

ps: i almost forgot to say thank you for the lovely comment on my faerietale of inspiration blog, so lovely to share all the creativity out there x

RedTwigBrownTwig said...

Thanks for stopping by Ruthie!

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Michael said...

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