Lark Ascending II (print) available here
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.