contemporary semi-abstract textile art by uk textile artist Mary-Clare Buckle
size 84 x 95cm - Sold
This is the first of a series of pieces inspired by the South Sea islands of Tokelau. I wanted to create a piece that immediately brought to mind that part of the world - whilst avoiding clichéd images of palm trees and tropical fish - the amazingly vivid, luminous colours and the intense quality of the light.
My work is normally semi-abstract, but I had always loved the aerial views I'd seen of coral reef atolls - the intensity of the blue sea contrasting with the white surf round the atolls. So I decided to produce this first piece as a - more representational - stylised map of Tokelau.
Inspired by the story of Tokelau, I have produced a series of work to capture the romance and beauty of these coral atolls. Click here to look at the special website which I've set up about the Tokelau Internet Project and the work which I have produced inspired by the islands.
Click here to see enlarged details of this piece.
image & text © Mary-Clare Buckle & Andrew Green
webpage © Andrew Green