Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Eleri Mills


I've just discovered the work of Welsh artist Eleri Mills.  I love her lyrical landscapes.  like me she stitches in to her work, for her by hand where as I machine.  I read that she makes no distinction between fine art and fibre art.  I wonder what she calls it though?  I struggle to name mine.  With it being a fusion of art and craft, I feel strange calling my work 'art'.  I often refer to 'framed pieces' to get around the fact that they are not paintings but ink with collage and stitch.  I also call myself a 'textile designer' having come that route though I no longer design textiles.  I need a label! How about 'Craftist'? There's still such snobbery between 'high' art and 'low' craft.  I feel I straddle both. Anybody got any suggestions. Helen Hallows ................... (polite answers only please!)

4 comments:

Chloe said...
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Helen Hallows said...

Thanks Chloe...I'll try it out over the weekend!

Chloe said...

(Oops, sorry about that, just tried to edit and accidentally deleted it!)

Oh I adore Eleri Mills' work :) Unfortunately I've never managed to see any in real life though, I'd love to one day.

I think some work which would be called craft, because of the processes involved or suchlike, could definitely also be called art, it's all rather complicated isn't it! I also struggle with what to call my work/ myself, and am a bit afraid of calling myself an artist. I think you can definitely call your work art and yourself an artist :)

Anonymous said...

If you want to see some of her work, I work in Galeri Betws Y Coed in North wales and we have some of her Originals :)type it in on google.

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