Sunday, 2 December 2012

Pauline Bloomfield's talk 30th November 2012

Pauline’s free-machine stitched textiles are very painterly with good compositions yet  loose and flowing. Her slides of her other work was a complement to the hands-on, tactileness of the exquisite textile pictures she passed around. Pauline also shared a selection of her sketchbooks, from each evolving 'phase'. Her family connection to the lush and colourful Jamaica gave her a background to understanding of the African mythology/folktales from her reading (and reading to us); these were often featured in her painted-with-thread pictures.  She explained that to sew afro-hair needed an acceptance of breaking sewing machine needles. Pauline currently delights in sharing her expertise as art practitioner in the mental health sphere.