contemporary digital textile art by uk textile artist Mary-Clare Buckle
I Have a Name; My Work is Individual; I Choose My own Prices; I Am a Textile Artist
size 15 x 21cm - Not for Sale
This piece combines transferred digital lettering and felt on muslin. I created this piece as my entry to - and in response to - the Textile Forum South West introductory exhibition. The work had to be anonymous and was based on the principle that someone could purchase a piece they liked and be pleasantly surprised that they had bought work by a 'famous' artist for the same price as that produced by an 'unknown' artist.
All pieces had to be exactly A5 and sell for what I considered to be far too low a price - £28 - for any work of art. Textile art is already considered to be 'not art' by many people in the art world and is often dismissed as 'craft'. In my view, therefore, this exhibition concept was extremely ironic, given that Textile Forum South West aims to promote textile art, and its standing in the art world.
Thus, the 'piece' which I was entering - the small 7cm square in the centre - was the only size which I thought could justifiably be sold for so little!
The piece was exhibited in the exhibition ... but I received no comments at all about it from the organisers.
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