Kings Theatre Creative, in the main street of Kawakawa, is my local gallery. They close down over Winter for the most part, only running some workshops and programs, and this Winter they did some renovations, but then they open up in Spring and it's always exciting to see what new work and what new artists are showing!
They opened last weekend after a last push to get the floor painted (I rolled up my trousers and lent a bit of a hand) and it looks fabulous. I have three works hanging on the wall and I'm pretty pleased with how they look. There are a couple of smaller works in the cabinets from the same series too.
|Roots by Charlotte Scott 14cm x 57|
|Some of my 100 Days of Scissors project|
|Establish and Spread by Charlotte Scott 24cm x 85cm|
The second quilt in the series continues my pondering of putting down roots and then using these as a foundation to shoot away and 'bloom where you are planted'. I was still working with the branch shape. It's such a fascinating shape and the patterns are reminiscent of rivers, tributaries, neuron pathways - all sorts of meaningful things.
This one has some hand stitching on it too. The cross stitching joins two pieces of the grey silk together and it was a bit of a metaphor for stitching together disparate parts of my history into the person I am today.
|Establish and Spread - detail by Charlotte Scott|