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:
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:
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.
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