Wild Spirit Dreams in the Big Smoke

Posted: March 13, 2023 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time

We Are Wild Spirit Dreams
ceramic tiles
Jenny Orchard
Inhabitants of the House that refused to Participate
(Mythical and future incarnations of the dissolution) 2019-2023
at Stella Downer Fine Art

Michael the Mermaid
ceramic mosaic 180 x 76 cm
Jenny Orchard

Marching Grass
ceramic 50 x 30 x 30cm
Jenny Orchard

I love how Jenny gently subverts the dominant order with humour and love for the wild beauty
of our beautiful broken world

Vallée de Venéon Diptych III
Armando Chant
hand embroidered linen canvas, graphite, wax, varnish, photographic digital print, graphite stick
42 x 65cm
NAS Award
Dominik Mersch Gallery

detail of stitching, the linen canvases were created in collaboration with master embroiderers in India, Rajat Jain, Mohammed Waseem, Mohammed Irfan, Mohammed Imran, Mohammed Fahim and Mohammed Tasleem

  1. jude says:

    Love the Mosaic!

  2. fiona says:

    The mountains are a magical place – but shows like this make the city worth a visit! Stunning shows, thanks for continuing to drop into the big smoke and share them with us.

  3. Barry says:

    MC – the ceramic tiles are certainly a full on expression of the title of the work. Go gently. B

  4. Nancy says:

    I still have a semi-soft spot for ceramic tile, as my ex was a tile setter and I spent a lot of time around it, within it. Love Michael the Mermaids teeth! 😁
    The stitching on Vallée de Venéon Diptych III is so, so fine. Lovely.

    • Mo Crow says:

      Michael he mermaid’s teeth are so very enticing, like the smile of a crocodile!
      Love how Armando gave the team of Indian embroiderers free rein to interpret the panels for Vallé, then deepened the shimmering further with graphite and wax.

  5. Debbie says:

    Love the linen canvas especially.
    Tiles cute & whimsical

  6. Peggy McG says:

    What would our lives be without great art! And Artists! Thankful for all you show here!

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