I have now completed another artwork inspired by my time spent at the Textile Residency in Blonduos Iceland. I have called it ‘Evolving’ as it portrays the continuously changeable landscape I experienced involving all the colours that surrounded me. I have used the Icelandic wool that I purchased while I was there and used it to wrap into short lengths.
I created this piece in three sections on canvas using the wrapped lengths entwined together creating a three dimensional landscape. Starting from the left depicting the black sand, the basalt rocks, the hot spring mud pools, the glacial waters, the waterfalls, the snow and ice, the farmlands, the lava fields, the lichen and the overwhelming mountains.
To see more images of this piece in process see my Instagram posts at: https://www.instagram.com/tarakennedytextileart/
Being in Iceland was one of the most memorable experiences of my life and has given me a huge amount of inspiration for a whole new body of further work. Textile Echoes would like to exhibit our response work in a group exhibition one day, hopefully when the pandemic is over.