Friday 26 October 2007

Weaving Words - The Art of Anna S King

I can't believe it took me until today to get along to this wonderful exhibition at the National Museum in Edinburgh. Anna S King is a multi-talented artist and craftperson, this small but perfectly formed exhibition features drawings, tapestries, baskets and assemblages. A lot of her work includes natural materials - such as a basket made from pine cones and others made from feathers or goat hair - or recycled materials - such as a tapestry woven from recycled shredded computer print outs. Words are an important part of King's work, whether shredded in tapestry or found in poetry books hidden away in the baskets. All her work is stunningly beautiful and the assemblages are totally fascinating.

The exhibition finishes on Sunday, so if you're in Edinburgh, make sure you put it on your must do list for this weekend!


Bodil said...

Love your blog and the great ideas you give for recycling - just up my alley. It'll be great when more people catch on to this idea. Just love the art :-)

Paul Squires said...

It sounds wonderful. I really like the space where the physical arts intersect with language. It's a pity there weren't more photos of her work at the gallery site. (The Picasso exhibition would definitely get me in too.)

Catherine said...

I so wish we'd had more than six hours in Edinburgh, I just didn't have time to take in all there is to see there. I'd love to come back for about six months, but I don't think that's going to happen. Maybe in a few years I'll manage to get back to the UK and fit in a few days in Edinburgh.
I gather there is an Andy Goldsworthy installation in the National Museum, I'm a fan of his work.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks Dineh - I notice you'vejust started a blog - I look forward to following it!

PaulS - yes I thought there could be more photos. The Picasso exhibtion is excellent, I saw that and reviewed it for my Alter Ego blog - but strangely hadn't seen the Anna King exhibition then.

Catherine - its a shame you didn't have longer in Edinburgh! I love Andy Goldsworthy's work too.

Anonymous said...

I love this kind of art. It changes the way I look at objects, and even how I experience poetry and stories.