Friday 24 June 2011

A different way with words

I have been  busy getting ready for the next RNA Conference, but took time off a couple of weeks ago to visit a small, but perfectly formed, exhibition in a shop - yes, a shop, in South Audley Street, London.

Information is about it here and it has been so popular that it is on until the end of July.

The exhibition is by textile (amongst other things) Rosalind Wyatt. One window holds inspirations and the tools of her trade

"If Shoes Could Talk"

The other window contains a beautiful exhibit of Georgian shoes set in a living garden. At the back of the shop, a recording of Bill Nighy explaining the story of the girl who inspired the piece can be listened to from the comfort of a deep armchair.

Rosalind paints, appliqu├ęs and embroiders words onto her pieces. They are tender, thought-provoking, and quite, quite beautiful.

Rosalind Wyatt
My next serial involves a textile artist, so it was especially useful and interesting for me to visit this gallery of words, but you don't need an excuse. Really.