Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Beautiful embroidery.

Well I thought that I would show you some more work to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing. I have chosen the work of James Hunting, James is a good friend of mine who's work I admire immensely, however it is not just his work, it is his whole approach to his practice. Like myself he believes in sharing his knowledge and experience with those who have a genuine interest and thirst to learn.

James usually leaves his work untitled as he prefers the viewer to bring their own understanding to the piece, he explains his art with these words:

 'Through mark-making, colours and textures each piece is representative of moments of time, either the past, present or future.

As  an extremely experienced embroiderer James has a great eye for detail, his embroidery and use of colour in these pieces reference textiles from many different cultures but 'steal' from none. A great lesson for all of us, be inspired but use what you learn to inform your own creative ideas.


I was lucky enough to meet James whilst we were both studying, we critiqued each others development work and ideas and were both hard task masters; challenging and questioning each others decisions. It was stimulating and at times difficult but always constructive. This is how you learn, always pushing at the boundaries, questioning your own perspective and being open to constructive criticism. It is both scary and enlightening but the rewards are wonderful and enable you to grow as an artist. 

If you want to see more of James's work visit

James has developed a new body of work which is very different to the work that I have posted here, it is quieter and more contemplative in nature - watch this space!

1 comment:

Lorna May said...

amazing, keep looking at the pieces over and over as each time see it differently. to check out his work further

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