FRIDAY 22 October 2010, 19.00 – 21.00 at The Bluecoat Hub
Beautiful work from artist Eva Fulinova in collabaration with poet Rebecca Sharp. *Also showcasing new Autumn/Winter designs from Purlesque and Landbaby* Come along promptly to get your goodie bag! Hosted by Purlesque.
…Fathoming : setting poetry to silk
I The Locker
II The Reminder
III The Token
Smocked silk necklaces by Eva Fulinova / Poems by Rebecca Sharp
Fathoming is a triptych of poems worked into individual smocked silk necklaces, each of unique design. Each poem/piece can be experienced alone or as part of the series of three.
There is a thread of a story that runs through the pieces – two voices separated by time and the sea; memories and secret messages drift in on a breeze of shimmering silk; the promise of a return perhaps never fulfilled; echoes of Penelope at her loom, waiting for Odysseus.
To read the poems, on the page or within the silk, is to unravel their secrets. To wear each piece is to reveal its magic, while forever keeping some parts hidden, for only the bearer to behold.
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Eva Fulinova is a Czech native, currently based in Birmingham. She is inspired by needlework seen on historic textiles, geometric patterns in nature, variation and repetition, the seasons, romance and fairytales. She also has a special interest in making and using natural dyes.
Rebecca Sharpis originally from Glasgow, currently based in Liverpool. She writes poetry and text for performance and has a particular interest in creating work that combines art-forms, informed by her background in theatre. She also plays the lever harp and performs original compositions with spoken-word.