The story behind "Chickens"
I'm doing a series of blogs with a little bit of background information about some of the Harris Tweed "paintings" currently in an exhibition. of my work at the Bakehouse Gallery in Alnwick.
I have to confess that although I live in the countryside, I don't keep chickens and I know very little about them. "Chickens" was one of the first pictures I did for the exhibition and it was inspired by a trip to York Art Gallery back in 2017.
One of the rooms in the gallery was completely transformed to reflect one artist’s vision of a Lumber Room – a room of miscellaneous stored objects and artefacts, inspired by a short story by Saki. York-based artist Mark Hearld spent 2 years researching the objects and artworks to include in the exhibition, which were taken from the store rooms of the Yorkshire Museum, York Castle Museum and York Art Gallery.
The slightly gloomily lit room was full of an amazing mix of textiles, ceramics, costumes, oil paintings, works on paper, furniture, and taxidermy, along with a selection of Mark's own work made specially for the exhibition. It was so good we went to see it twice and we were gutted when we returned a third time later in the year to find it had gone. We had mistakenly thought it was a permanent feature of the gallery!
Anyway .....chickens and birds feature quite a lot in Marks' work and I was inspired by him to create a picture of chickens. The picture itself is an imagined composition based on various photos and the white coloured chickens are Suffolk Lights.
"Chickens" has been professionally framed in a plain wooden frame with an opaque white finish. It measures 15 inches square (inc. frame) and costs £400. It is also available as a greetings card or a giclee print in 2 sizes (£25 & £75) from the Bakehouse Gallery or our online shop.
4/12/2018 10:46:39 pm
That was a good one. Instead of having oil paints, this would be much appreciated in the gallery due to it is something new. I guess that this creation of yours is one of the eye catching arts in the gallery. There must be something in your creation. I was a bit curious about what made York Art Gallery in 2017 have shown you that makes your imagination come up with this one. I hope to see more of your artworks someday. Keep up the good work!
4/5/2019 09:55:59 am
You really did a great job. I guess that what you did is alright. I also did some piece which I do not know about. The textile art you have done is really impressive. It makes me want to have a bird textile frame just like that. Lately, I am fond of birds because of a stranger special bird that came into my backyard. I guess those birds were couple and I always feed them. Since they were in my backyard, I had lot of art ideas and I am very thankful for that.
3/7/2019 11:25:33 pm
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12/1/2023 12:11:23 pm
You can have a wedding without a goody-pack or favors or a $400 strap. No keep away from this. You need a wedding that you can achieve nevertheless be alive and present on your big day. Make a wedding that is magnificent and agreeable and reasonable.
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I am a Northumberland based textile artist and I create needle felted paintings with Harris Tweed and wool yarns.
5, Rock Village
Phone: 01665 579422