art works: woven in the landscape




Originally created for the Kiapara Sculpture Garden, these pieces are installed there from 3rd November 2013 for a year. The trail is well worth an afternoons' leisurely walk around, discovering work by many and varied artists as I discovered on my first visit at the beginning of 2013. It was with great pleasure that I received an acceptance to create a series of work specifically with the garden planting found at Kiapara in mind.


The series is called ‘Woven in the Landscape'.
It uses resilient and long lasting pewter and copper metal shims, enamelled wire, glass and gemstone beads in pieces which emerge proudly through the grasses or plantings, in either sun or shade, individually or in groups, reflecting and complementing the natural forms in a garden, woodland or water margin.  They stand boldly and dramatically out from the environment, reflecting the light. The materials are treated by contorting and textured before being woven to form playful and accessible, yet dramatic and visually absorbing works.





 The individual pieces:

Woven in the Landscape 1: Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: NZ$400.00

Woven in the Landscape 2: Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: NZ$650.00
Woven in the Landscape 3: Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: NZ$500.00
Woven in the Landscape 4: Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: NZ$500.00

Woven in the Landscape 5: Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: NZ$300.00

Woven in the Landscape 6: Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: NZ$500.00

Woven in the Landscape 7: Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: NZ$150.00
Woven in the Landscape 8: Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: NZ$550.00
Woven in the Landscape 9: Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: NZ$550.00
Woven in the Landscape 10: Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: NZ$150.00
Woven in the Landscape 11: Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: NZ$250.00
Woven in the Landscape 12: Alysn Midgelow-Marsden: NZ$450.00




Practical considerations: The sculptures can be placed directly into the ground. To maintain the flexibility of the sculptures they are mounted onto 4mm fibreglass rods. In the case of the larger or heavier weavings these rods are strengthened by attachment to rigid carbon fibre rods. The beads are glass from India and Ghana. The wires are enamelled copper. The metal (copper and pewter) have been protected with clear polyurethane outdoor varnish.
The weavings are between 30 and 60cm long.


 








 To keep the metal bright the weavings should be re-varnished approximately once/year. The spray on varnish is easy to apply. The materials will otherwise gradually darken and develop a patina over time. The weavings are constructed from flexible, lightweight metals and wires which should be protected from exposed areas and severe winds.









3 comments:

Suella said...

Some really lovely work here Alysn. Thanks for sharing.

Janet Roberts said...

Oh wow I love these.wish i could see them in the flesh.

Alysn Midgelow-Marsden said...

Thanks Janet. Hope they give you some inspiration.