For some years I’ve had on my pin board a little cutting of a full and detail view of a tapestry weaving by Scottish textile artist Sara Brennan The image was for an ad in a magazine for a solo show at The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh, 2006.
Lines are important to me, as in ‘lines=seams’. The importance of line in Sara Brennan’s landscape inspired work is because of “the meetings (that) occur around a horizon” Who knows why didn’t I research her work when I first found this picture, but I never took the little pic down, because it felt important for me to leave it there. This morning, while doing something totally different I suddenly realized if I fused some sheer fabric over a seam it could have a slightly similar effect, with a lot of potential – and so I put together this little aide memoire of a sewn seam with sheer overlay, with the snippet from the pin board on the cream part of the photo. How interesting that it has taken me all this time of occasionally glancing at that little pic to finally have a little light bulb switch on!.
I don’t know the name of the piece above, or the one below. When searching around for writing on her work I found very little, really, which is a bit disappointing. But at least you can see more images of this beautiful, evocative work here.
Wool tapestry weaving from Sara Brennan. I’m a fan.