Staacks: Changing Land, Elaine Adams
Dates: 01/03/2017 - 30/03/2017
Times: All Day
BA Hons Graphic Design
Private Viewing: Friday 3rd March 2017 from 7.30-9.30pm
A rugged and windswept landscape or coastline and the fleeting effects of light on colour impacts strongly on my work. I strive to capture this in my work and to present the viewer with a connection to the spectacular landscape found within and around the British Isles.
This body of work, ‘Changing Land’, draws on the foreshores and estuaries around the west of Britain and attempts to record the patterns created by changing tides, weather and light as the land is reshaped and reclaimed. The light and flow of the land is manifested through the colour, composition, and materials selected to capture the landscape before me.
Working initially in sketchpads, I record the land with initial drawings and colour references on site, developing this work back in the studio using British and Norwegian pure wools, flax, linen and silks. This exhibition also includes paintings which stand alongside the ‘painterly’ fibre work to provide the audience with greater insight into my relationship with the great British landscape.