Wednesday, 21 December 2011

'Endangered Species'

So it has been forever since I last managed to post! Crafting has taken a bit of a back seat to the inevitable xmas preparation, although some long term projects are finally reaching completion as xmas gifts! I will post a run down of these after the big day to avoid spoiling the surprise!

In the meantime, today I accidentally found myself at a new exhibition...........

I had a work meeting at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and on my way out decided to check out the new exhibition by Donna Wilson which is currently inhabiting the upstairs space of the main building. The work Endangered Species consists of a collection of knitted animals, trees, clouds and foliage creating a completely fabric world. Alongside this there are paintings, ceramic plates, screen prints and knitted direction signs. The knitted trees and clouds are amazing when put together to make a 'forest' and the creatures within are in turns cute and creepy. All of the work in the show is for sale and I had to force myself out of the shop before I succumbed to some of the gorgeous blankets (if someone would like to lend me £50 I wont say no!)

A few photos of the main exhibition (apologies for the crappy phone camera)

I was also drawn into the frankly awesome YSP shop, where I could quite happily fill my house with arty tat! I found an amazing cassette tape rubber stamp which had to come home with me. I have a minor rubber stamp obsession, and this is my favourite so far! Just a shame I've already wrapped my xmas presents as it would make great labels!

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