Encore for My City Lives by Caroll Pichelmann

Hi everyone

Last year on 28 September I wrote about our 2013 Annual Exhibition here. I included some photos of Caroll Pichelmann’s My City Lives – a major piece of textile art in the Retrospective of her work that was part of the exhibition.

Those photos were taken at the Exhibition in not very good light. There’s been quite a bit of interest in this work and so Stewart Bath has re-photographed it in detail. We also have some images of the whole work by Andrew Sikorski of Art Atelier.

 If you haven’t had a chance to read the earlier post then the important thing to know is that this an imaginary city composed of bits and pieces from various Australian cities.

So here we go with an encore of My City Lives.

These first two photos are by Andrew Sikorski. It was fascinating to watch Andrew at work. The first photo presents the work as a textile – you can see the folds and creases in the fabric:

ART_1The second presents it in a more ‘art work’ way with less dimensionality and texture:

ART_2

Both approaches are accepted ways of showing textile art and I wanted to share them with you. Which do you prefer?

A more detailed look… 

Caroll says that this next section is inspired by The Rocks area of Sydney and I’ve included a selection of photos to give you some close-ups of the layers, texture and stitching:

Detail 7 of My City Lives by Caroll Pichelmann

 

Detail 8 of My City Lives by Caroll Pichelmann

 

Detail 4 of My City lives by Caroll Pichelmann

 

Detail 5 of My City Lives by Caroll Pichelmann

 

Detail 9 from My City Lives by Caroll Pichelmann

 

Detail 11 of My City Lives by Caroll Pichelmann

Now this next section is a bit of a mystery – Caroll doesn’t have any notes on which city this is from so if you recognise the buildings please let us know.

Detail 1 of My City Lives by Caroll Pichelmann

 

Detail 3 of My City Lives by Caroll Pichelmann

 

Detail 2 of My City Lives by Caroll Pichelmann

 

Detail 10 of My City Lives by Caroll Pichelmann

 

Detail 6 of My City Lives by Caroll Pichelmann

This work is also special because Caroll is very committed to upcycling materials and it incorporates many re-used fabrics, yarn and thread.

Enjoy and take care

Carmen

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3 Responses to Encore for My City Lives by Caroll Pichelmann

  1. Monica says:

    A fantastic piece, with so much detail.

  2. Iris Bodell says:

    This is a wonderful piece of work. I prefer the more rugged appearance of the creases and fold of the fabric.