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Colours and Covid – Guest Blogger: Maureen Goldsmith

September 2, 2022

Level 3 Advanced Studies in Experimental Stitch – Class Name: Bachelor Buttons – Blog 8 in a Series of 8

When I began my research for a wall hanging I struggled to find an idea that I wanted to pursue. Then Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian artist, came to mind. I like the way he used colour and shapes in his pieces. I began by looking closely at his painted works, particularly “Gentle Accent”. Using that piece as my inspiration I began sketching a design that had a mind of it’s own right from the start. It was very different from Kandinsky’s piece. My piece included stylized trees and a variety of birds, one of which quickly developed a personality unlike the others.  

As I was developing a paper version of the trees and birds in my design, this bird started talking to me – actually bullying me, to make him considerably bigger than the rest. At this time Covid was running wild and there was always someone telling us what to do or not do and I got the feeling that this bossy bird in my design was doing the same thing to the other birds. Hence the name Covid Bird! Maureen Goldsmith

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Penny Peters permalink
    September 2, 2022 9:50 am

    Congratulations, Maureen! Your cheerful work always brings me smiles!

  2. September 2, 2022 10:41 am

    Maureen, we really missed you at the exhibition but I’m glad you were able to send your work. Covid Bird is just stunning!

  3. September 2, 2022 4:03 pm

    Wonderful work, Maureen! I love your focus on the covid bird. So very charming!

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