Sacred white

Sacred white

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Overflow, plaster and fiber mixed media sculpture, © 2012 Laly Mille
Overflow, plaster and fiber mixed media sculpture, © 2012 Laly Mille

Last week-end I had the great luck to take part in a fiber arts workshop at the Jean Lurçat Contemporary Tapestry Museum in Angers (thank you mummy!). The current exhibition is a tribute to Thomas Gleb entitled "Sacred white!". Featuring about 50 contemporary artists, the exhibition focuses on the themes of the colour white and the sacred.

Overflow, plaster and fiber mixed media sculpture, © 2012 Laly Mille
Overflow, plaster and fiber mixed media sculpture, © 2012 Laly Mille

This workshop allowed us to freely explore this theme through fiber sculpture and assemblage. Every morning for 3 days our little group of 14 women and 2 little girls gathered in the museum and started with a commented tour of a selection of pieces from the exhibition. Then we settled in the museum's little fiber arts studio, fumbled for inspiring bits of white fabric in big brown boxes and let our imagination take flight!

Overflow, plaster and fiber mixed media sculpture, © 2012 Laly Mille
Overflow, plaster and fiber mixed media sculpture, © 2012 Laly Mille
Overflow, plaster and fiber mixed media sculpture, © 2012 Laly Mille
Overflow, plaster and fiber mixed media sculpture, © 2012 Laly Mille

I ended up creating this piece called "Overflow" out of various recycled bits and pieces (an old crocheted doily, a piece of curtain, wool, plaster and a plastic bag!). I hope you like it! I had a really good time and can't recommend these workshops enough!

Overflow, plaster and fiber mixed media sculpture, © 2012 Laly Mille
Overflow, plaster and fiber mixed media sculpture, © 2012 Laly Mille
Overflow, plaster and fiber mixed media sculpture, © 2012 Laly Mille
Overflow, plaster and fiber mixed media sculpture, © 2012 Laly Mille
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