Two years ago we launched The Square Pegs at our first show Artery . This week we return, briefly, to the Chapel vestry (opposite the car park in long street) with a small group of makers. This smaller venue has good natural light and high airy ceilings showing off our work to good effect.
Elly Morgan, renowned for her 'map dogs' has brought ceramic sea creatures -fish, starfish and sea anemones while Fiona Wormald's beautiful silk scarves are all inspired by her garden flowers.
Yvette Browns pewter birds (Small Brown Bird), depicted as having very human thoughts and desires are available as brooches and small sculptural pieces.
Albert, a remarkable yellow cupboard, is stationed below Glenn Ibbitson's paintings of local landscapes- amongst them can be found Carn Beca on the Preselis in the snow and Mwnt.
Zara Kuchi is showing a collection of recent small paintings with a diverse range of subject matter all painted with her characteristic sensitivity.
My own books have a wide range of recycled and handprinted covers with assorted bindings and papers.
Glossy magazines are an exciting medium for collage workshops- a collection of images can be made in a short time provoking imaginations into life.
Tunnel books create a stage set inside an expanding book format allowing images to be place one behind the other to be viewed in 3 dimensions.
These fabulous examples were made in just a few hours with minimal help.
After creating the individual panels, each with a window the separate elements are joined together with two concertina folded strips. This holds the panels in place and enables light to fall between them -bringing the scene to life.
Freddie created this collage in 2d- the textures creating the hair and leggings are not what you might think!
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