I have always loved the strength and elegance of Reece Scannell’s images on linen in their beautiful blacks, whites and neutrals. I know people can criticise work derived from photography as there is an assumption that it is just about pressing a button. I wanted to add an element that showed the involvement of Scannell as an artist and used hands to imply the ‘making’ process.
Art is creative, sometimes but not necessarily beautiful, always interesting, starts conversations and makes us think. I have always believed that the role of the artist is to hold a mirror to our world to show you the reflection that they see. The grace of white statues in a park where trees create black and white lace against a winter sky intrigued me.
Materials: I used a single Reece Scannell Panel, commercial prints, and plain cotton and free motion quilting with cotton thread. The batting is wool/polyester Matilda’s Own.
Techniques: Raw Edge Applique and free motion quilting