Barbara Pritchard: Artists Statement
While installing my last exhibition, Burnt Offerings, at Gallery 294 a visually impaired customer came in and I suggested to her that she touch the unframed artwork in that exhibition.
I found her experience very moving and resolved to produce a body of work that would at least be partly available to touch.
This collection of soft sculptural works was informed by that meeting. My dedication to repurposed textiles which are transformed into artworks is evident in this exhibition and all materials used have had a previous life as loved clothing or belongings.
The forms have been inspired by my surrounds in the mountain and the natural landscape in which I live and work in the Upper Murray.
Toni Harris is the web site manager for this website. A member of the gallery, she has welcomed the opportunity to work along side the seasoned members of Gallery 294.