An exhibition of lino prints and textiles inspired by nature
The exhibition explores Sally’s response to the natural world in lino, textiles and found materials and objects. Sally ‘sees’ nature and landscape in terms of form, pattern, and texture and has a love of the natural world around her. Many of the birds close to her home, appear on the Birds of Conservation Concern, red or amber lists.
Using photographs or direct sketchbook notes, Sally works out her images back in the studio.
Using handspun local wool and yarn from heritage sheep breeders, she works with ideas as the image begins to form.
Carving Lino is a meditative process, and the image organically changes as the marks are cut and carved. After hand burnished test prints, the blocks are often re cut and refined before being editioned.
Lino and the woven form allow a direct response to the animals and environments around her and the finished image to ‘emerge’, from the block or loom.
Sally hopes her work will provoke a love of the natural environment and a desire in all of us to be guardians of it for the future.
Event date: 07/10/2022 - 19/10/2022