Friday, 19 September 2014

Darning the land: Sewn by Philippa Lawrence

Interesting to hear Philippa Lawrence speaking at the Waddesdon ‘The art of lace’ symposium last weekend and then to visit her installation in the grounds with her. ‘Sewn’ was inspired by darned textiles in the Waddesdon Manor collection and represents a line of sewing in the landscape playing on the double meaning of sewing with thread and sewing seeds. The flowers are a selection of wild flowers put together for the Olympic celebrations and the ‘stitching’ reveals different colours and flowers as the seasons progress. Lying on a slope the ‘sewing’ provides an attractive visual installation for visitors to the Manor and an interactive meander through the grounds for those who follow its path.

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