The workshop I took with Cherl was titled "Inspired By". We were asked to select an artist we admired and collect images of their work and research that Artist in preparation for the workshop, which was over 3 days. I chose Rosalie Gaisgoine. I came across her work after seeing an Interview with her on TV back in the 1990's. Something speaks to me in her work and her life. In the interview she was asked how she became an artist and her reply was;
"I didn't ever become one, I was one. I was that sort of animal."
I see in my sketchbook that I have written about her that she is able to
"find beauty & poetry in ordinary things that represent & allude to the changes in terrain & climate".
In the workshop we deconstructed the work of our selected artist and then formulated our own interpretation of the work in fabric. As my piece was to be about place, climate and terrain I felt even more drawn to the way she worked.
My first small mocks-ups were these.
You can see more of Rosalie Gascgoine's work here.