contemporary semi-abstract textile art by textile artist Mary-Clare Buckle
size - 45 x 60cm - Sold (commission)
The brief for this piece was much more representational than is typical for me: to produce, in felt, an interpretation of a black & white photograph of a woman diving down into the sea.
I used a combination of a felted background and a digital image of the swimmer applied to the felt, then enhanced the piece with threads and gold paint.
I had intended to then cover the piece with a fine layer of wool, but the result was sufficiently ethereal (and slightly ambiguous - is she a mermaid?) not to need that final layer.
image & text © Mary-Clare Buckle & Andrew Green
webpage © Andrew Green