Solo exhibition by Society Member Sarah Waters
Feltmaking is a physical and emotional process as as such work evolves over time with the alchemy of not quite knowing where or how it will turn out…a 'Slow Art' process.
Sarah's pieces are stories in themselves showing the beauty of the landscape in each and every fibre. Working with the raw fleece she never tires of the nuance of colour which produces a calming effect, not only while she works but as final art piece.
This exhibition ABOVE:BELOW at Farfield Mill aims to reconnect visitors with nature and show the emotion of the land through her artworks.
Cumbria LA10 5LW
See https://www.farfieldmill.org for more details
14 Jan 2021 to 14 Mar 2021
Thursday to Sunday
10.30am - 4pm
I have been observing what is above and below the ground...the layers of particles and objects under our feet. Influenced by Joseph Beuys and Magdalena Abakanowicz I am experimenting with, and developing 2 and 3D installations with threads, fibres and wool.
As a feltmaker I am passionate about using British Wool and am passionate about supporting local farmers and knowing the provenance of my materials. Each and every breed has different textures and characteristics.
The British Empire was built on the wool trade and I want to showcase how everyone can easily embrace the use of such a versatile, sustainable and renewable material. Fibres and wool have long been a part of my life, first as a child learning to spin, weave and dye fleeces and then as a sheep farmer.