Thursday, November 9, 2017
LATEST WINDOW IN THE GALLERY FEATURES BUGS!
The latest window dressing in the One Craft Gallery features bugs! About 10 years ago I made them for an installation entitled 'Swarm'. I collaborated with a fellow artist in the South West Textile Group. It was for an exhibition at the Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust in Gloucestershire. We hung loads of our insects - her's were a different, but similar design using wire and plastics as the main materials. We hung them with fishing line from a grid attached to the ceiling.
My bugs were made from foam, polystyrene balls, pipe cleaners, straws, raffia, muslin, plastic and wire. As they were languishing in my attic, I brought them out to use and sell! I did make quite a quantity, so I have packaged bugs which can be sold and not disturb our window design. One sold to a young boy the day after the window was done. He wanted to decorate his bedroom with a creepy bug!