Sunday, 5 May 2013

The WildArt Trail

You may of may not know that I'm at university studying Fine Art. This term one of our units comprised of sharing our work in the 'public realm' and documenting it.
My friend Robin and I, chose to exhibit some of our work at the WildArt Trail which is in a nearby woodland (I say nearby, it was pretty much inaccessible without a car!) I wasn't hugely pleased with the outcome, but thought I'd share some photos anyway because the woods themselves are beautiful.

Here's my preparation for the exhibition:

I made thirty crocheted leaves, some I made from wool I'd dyed beforehand, and some I dyed after I'd made them. The colours were pretty vibrant and really stood out in the woods when I first put them up (though I'm not sure the photos show it well); the weather was still pretty gloomy and miserable so the trees had no leaves and there was barely any colour.

This is one of the pieces Robin installed. There were about 8 of these photo collages, head over to her site to see more of these and some of her other work. 

Here's what it looked like after 12 days, including 2 days of heavy rain and 8 or 9 of bright sunlight:

I like the fact that a couple of leaves had been torn off, I think it must have been birds taking them for their nests, which is just lovely. 

And a close-up of the ant enjoying one of the leaves.

- Kate

1 comment:

  1. how beautiful!
    no wonder the ant wanted to enjoy your leaves : )



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