Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Dorothy Caldwell Silent Ice Deep Patience @ AGP 11

Dorothy Caldwell Walking on Tundra, 2013; Photo © Karen Thiessen, 2014
Walking on Tundra is 26"X 53" and is mounted on industrial felt. The acid green is the colour of moss.
Dorothy Caldwell Walking on Tundra, detail 2013; Photo © Karen Thiessen, 2014
Fine and chunky stitching on appliqués. A dash of pink provides a complementary contrast to the acid green.
Dorothy Caldwell Quiet Place: Willow & Arctic Moss, 2012; Photo © Karen Thiessen, 2014
Quiet Place: Willow & Arctic Moss is another one of my favourites in this exhibition. Maybe one day I'll gather all my favourites in a separate blog post. Quiet Place is 23"X 23" and is mounted on industrial felt. It is a merging of Dorothy's signature wax and silkscreen resist with her new plant dyed textiles.
Dorothy Caldwell Quiet Place: Willow & Arctic Moss, 2012; Photo © Karen Thiessen, 2014
This appliqué appears to be plant dyed.

All photos were taken with permission from Dorothy Caldwell and the fine staff of the Art Gallery of Peterborough.

3 comments:

jackie said...

Lovely to see close ups of Dorothy Caldwell's work. Thank you.

Nina OConnor said...

I feel hugely indebted to you for your superb write-ups and detailed photographs of Dorothy Caldwell's work. I am studying for a Textiles Degree and am using her work as 'textile-inspired inspiration'. What started as a cursory look has grown and grown. I have been so moved by the detail of her stitching and the detail of your response to her work. Thank you.

Karen said...

You're welcome!