The Blues On A Sunny Day

24 Feb
The Big Reveal!

Just a few more days left of my residency in the Waun Wen area of the city and Dan McCabe from Swansea’s Glynn Vivian Art Gallery came up and did a fab session about indigo dyeing with some local residents. It’s the topic of one of their latest exhibitions. The weather’s been awful recently, three major storms in a row, but the afternoon was lovely, sunny and bright so we were all able to go outside.

It’s a messy business.

When the wet material is first unfolded, the indigo is green but it quickly changes to blue after a few seconds of exposure to oxygen. It’s like magic! It’s the traditional colour of denim , a heavy-duty fabric for work-clothes from France. And we all know it as the colour of blue jeans.

Part of the Home and Hinterland community arts project in partnership with Swansea University’s Taliesin Arts Centre.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks.

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage artefacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

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