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Post Pastoral

Posted on: Saturday, May 30, 2015

Lark Ascending II (print) available here

They had me from the very start with the poetic collection name, Post Pastoral. Talented and thoughtful friend, Adele, from Voices of Industry writes:

In February, I began a conversation with Valeda Beach Stull, artist and photographer, as part of a broader inquiry into the pastoral. Our correspondence started with a set of woven objects and a handful of literary and musical references. Valeda responded to each woven object and captured her work on film. 

This new collection of work embodies our dialogue of woven objects, soil, seeds and light as we examined both the beautiful and the brutal, dissonance and synchrony.

Triptych 1 | handwoven three panel triptych with indigo drawing | available here

The Garden (print) available here

Sense of Place (print) available here

Perhaps it goes without saying that visual narratives like this really work for me. Not only am I able to lose myself in layers of detail that transcend the standard product shot or studio visit, but the unexpected intersections of deep(er) craft can emerge in ways that reflect the pining we feel – as modern drifters over local soil or our orderly urban grid.



Read more about Post Pastoral here. All images courtesy of the artists | designers.

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