At the moment I am totally captivated by the new work that Vivian has on her blog. Her current art is speaking directly to my soul. It is also inspiring me to return to working with sea themes again.
It is strange – that now I am living about 5 minutes away from the beach how little sea imagery is in my work.
However – when I was living away from the sea – my work was about the sea. I missed it so ……
In 1988 – when I was doing my City and Guilds in Creative Embroidery. My part two theme was “the sea”. One of my major pieces was a coat, which had seaweed and sea horses as decoration.
Then in 1998 I was doing a lot of shows and exhibitions – the sea and all things watery, featured strongly in my work – again I was living a long way away from it and missed it a lot.
However here I am now – returned to my soul home, and prompted by Vivian I am pulled once more towards the sea.
The joy of having a theme that returns time and again over the years (decades) is that you have the opportunity to revisit the theme with new eyes and new perspective.
During Part 2, City and Guilds – my sea themes were large.
And now – 20 years down the line – although the water and the boats appear from time to time – I am edging towards doing another body of significant work around the sea and my life beside it.