On The Shores
An exquisite artwork made in collaboration with Jacqui-May Wylie, an Irish weaver from Co. Armagh.
Materials: Italian plaster, wax, wool cotton ,hand-died silk, acrylic paint, birch wood
Size: (D) 80 cm
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This work, made in collaboration with Norther Irish weaver Jacqui-May Wylie, was inspired by the dramatic shoreline of Northern Ireland, the perpetual dance of the sea, the wind and the hills and the beautiful harmony of these contrasting elements married together by the nature of the land. The woven part of the work has a strong pronounced texture, echoing the region’s hilly landscape that is saturated with warm colours ranging from intense burgundy to various shades of clay. The plastered part is a reference to the milky skies and misty sea.
Jacqui-May Wylie is a self-taught Irish weaver from Co. Armagh. Jacqui's studio is nestled in the townland of Toberhewny, where she hand-weaves using the traditional skills that have formed such a rich part of Ireland's history. Jacqui works with a wide variety of ethically and locally sourced yarn and textiles: some are naturally hand dyed; others are from the cutting room floors in India where seamstresses gather scrap sari material, tear it into strips, dye it and tie it together. They then sell it as ribbon to generate extra income, giving them independence. Using such a wide variety of materials gives each of Jacqui's bespoke pieces a unique richness and an individual story.