Monday, 30 May 2011

Turquoise Acanthus Swirl, Wightwick Manor

The exhibition at Wightwick Manor has been a great success and above is the test piece for my screenprint onto aluminium which is inspired by William Morris' textile print called Acanthus. This was then scaled up and printed onto a bigger piece of aluminium which I have been very lucky to have been able to display in the Rose Garden at Wightwick Manor:

The garden is very much part of the aesthetic at Wightwick and printing my own version of one of Morris' designs onto aluminium to be placed outside, involves taking the inside out as Morris himself was a great lover of the outdoors:


midlandarts said...

Beautiful piece Jacqui. Hope you get to visit the 'cult of beauty exhibition at the V&A where Morris has a pivotal role.
Alfred Gilbert’s 1893 aluminium-cast of Eros is simply stunning. It is interesting to see you also using aluminium too as during the aesthetic movement this was an exciting new material.
Lovely photographs too of your art, congratulations

Jacqui Dodds said...

Thank you very much for your lovely comment Midlandarts, I hope to get to the V&A exhibtion and will look into the use of aluminium during the aesthetic movement.
As a result of this project we have decided to stay together as a a group of artists in order to take items from this exhibtion to other venues - so please watch this space!

acornmoon said...

How lovely to have your work displayed in such a place. I think William would approve! Your interpretation works very well.

I have just visited the V and A exhibition too and thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the prints and fabric designs.

hanmade said...

wow! your print onto aluminium looks amazing! what a great setting for it too!

Jacqui Dodds said...

Thank you Valerie I am glad you think William would have approved. I think he would have approved of the whole exhibition as it was very subtle but all fitted in the house and garden perfectly.
I must try and get to see this exhibtion before it closes.

Jacqui Dodds said...

Thank you Hannah - it was a real priviledge to be able to work there and also to see the house and garden in the winter with no visitors around.