Material: stainless steel, gold-plated copper
Technique: point ground lace
Size: 36 x 108 cm (14 x 42 inch) total or 36 x 36 (14 x 14 inch) each panel
In the midst of confusion and dis-order, when old ways are forgotten, coherence lost and all threads tangled, an essence of existence persists that is unchanging and unmoving
It is the truth, the universal memory
From this original source new worlds emerge and grow, reflecting patterns of the primal creative energy. Their pure form reminds us, again and again, that…
… memory of this world is Beauty …
… memory of this world is Harmony …
… memory of this world is Love …
This wall piece was created in 2014 for an exhibition “Memory” curated by Dr. Joyce Taylor Dawson and Nancy Pye, as a part of an exhibit “Art of the Lacemaker (Revisited)” for the Guelph Civic Museum in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
I like to participate in events where contemporary lace is exhibited along and exquisite antique lace and viewers can see the ancient and modern works in one room. Historical artefacts help audience to understand the context of modern work and see it as a part of a continuous evolution of handmade lace.
Exhibitions like this inspire me to create work that will expand the boundaries of traditional craft to reflect our times, our thoughts, our existence. Theme of “Memory” suited me well, because being rather abstract, allowed freedom of interpretation.
The triptych is in private collection.
THE ART OF THE LACEMAKER (Revisited)
An exhibition of the renowned Ruhland Collection of laces from the 17th to 20th centuries
July 11th to Nov. 2nd 2014
A small but exciting selection of new works created for the exhibition by
Contemporary Canadian Lacemaker/Artists
A special series of four lectures on lace entitled Sunday Matinée
A unique programme of hands-on workshops related to facets of lacemaking and collecting
This workshop introduces needle lace with silver wire, and covers working with fine wire, creating simple stitches, adding beads and finishing. Students also learn about different grades of silver wire; how to choose beads and semi-precious stones compatible with silver; how to clean and care for delicate silver lace pieces.
Class project: Needle lace pendant in silver with seed beads and clear quartz crystal pendulum.
One intensive session – 7 hrs of instruction.
Pre-requisite: Needle lace workshop in copper or stainless steel is recommended, or previous experience working with silver wire, such as knitting, crochet, wire wrapping or jewellery making.