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Michelle Griffiths - Gallery

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Cross Pollination Series

Brooch 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Mantra"

Solo Exhibition
April/May 2011

Lesley Craze Gallery
Clerkenwell
London

Brooch 2
Brooch 1
Lesley Craze Gallery "Mantra" Exhibition by Michelle Griffiths
Hand stitched and bound shibori on silk. Pollen structures
Hand stitched and bound shibori on silk. Pollen structures  
Hand stitched and bound shibori on silk. Pollen structures  
Hand stitched and bound shibori on silk. Pollen structures  
Hand stitched and bound shibori on silk. Pollen structures  
Hand stitched and bound shibori on silk. Pollen structures  
Hand stitched and bound shibori on silk. Pollen structures  
Hand stitched and bound shibori on silk. Pollen structures  
Hand stitched and bound shibori on silk. Pollen structures  

This installation has not only been inspired by images of flower heads, seed pods, and magnified pollen (pollen images generously loaned to Michelle by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and the Danforth Plant Science Center, Missouri, USA), but also represents a single frozen moment in time as the Arimatsu artisans bind their cloth in execution of the Kumo Shibori pattern (Spiderweb pattern).

 

Image 1: Artist

All other Cross Pollination images: Pinegate Photographics, Cardiff

 

 

Exposed

National Botanic Gardens of Wales

 

Tywi 1

Tywi

2010 - present

Project undertaken with the support of Ttp (Textile Technologies Project) / CIRIC (Creative Industries Research & Innovation Centre) Swansea Metropolitan University / ColegSirGar Carmarthen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tywi 2  
Tywi 3  
Posts: The Absent Gardener

Posts: The Absent Gardener

2010

Laser etched shibori patterns onto bamboo. Pattern derived from own indigo dyed cloth.

Project undertaken with the support of Ttp (Textile Technologies Project) / CIRIC (Creative Industries Research & Innovation Centre) Swansea Metropolitan University / ColegSirGar Carmarthen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posts: The Absent Gardener 2  
Posts: The Absent Gardener 3  
   
   
   
   

 

Indigo

Hand dyed shibori resist

Birdsong Newport

Aderyn Caniad Birdsong

Shibori resist
Indigo on linen

2011

Image:
Artist



Birdsong 1

Aderyn Caniad Birdsong

Shibori resist
Indigo on linen

2011

Images:
Pinegate

Birdsong 2  
Birdsong 3  
Birdsong 3 no movement  
Birdsong 4  
Indigo dyed silk/cotton blend. Shibori. Resonance Series  
Indigo dyed silk/cotton blend. Shibori. Resonance Series  
Indigo dyed sculpture. Shibori. Hand stitched and gathered

Aizome 1

Images:Pinegate Photographics
Aizome 1  
Aizome 1 Detail  

 

 

 

 

 


Endogenous Series

Endogenous, meaning ‘from within’, refers to my own Endogenous Depression, but also to the act of giving my inner-most feelings a physical form. This series of sculptures has become the means by which I externalise my continuing battle with depression. Whilst the sculptures represent my inner-self, bound by the constraints of depression, their inherent purity and beauty are a testament to the new confidence and inner peace I have gained through my art. The act of hand stitching and binding the fabric is as important to me as the resulting sculpture. The concept of “the hand healing the mind” is a significant aspect of my work; the repetitive rhythmical action of stitching or binding the cloth being a meditative one. By becoming “one with the cloth” one is taken out of oneself. The act of engaging with the cloth removes one from depressive self-absorption.

The realisation of my own depression has led to my preoccupation with how other sufferers instantiate their own condition.
My resolve is to explore/record these through an extensive series of sculptural pieces.

 

Endogenous Series Foetal Position

Endogenous Series: Foetal Position

Images: Pinegate Photographics
Endogenous Series Foetal Position  
Neurons in stitch

Endogenous Series

Neurons

Images: Pinegate Photographics
Neurons in stitch side view  
neurons in stitch detail  

 

Endogenous V

Image: Pinegate Photographics

Endogenous V - detail

Image: Pinegate Photographics
 

 

Endogenous II Detail

Image: Mark cleghorn

Endogenous III Detail

Image: Mark Cleghorn

Endogenous I

Image: Mark Cleghorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Endogenous I

Image: Mark Cleghorn
 

 

Endogenous VI
Spine bound screws

Endogenous Series

Spine I

 
Spine  
Spine Detail  
Endogenous II & III

Endogenous II & III

Image: Huw Jones
Endogenous IX Endogenous IX
Endogenous X & XI Endogenous X & XI

Endogenous X & XI

 

 

 

 

BubbleWraps

Three dimensional textured wraps and scarves from hand bound shibori techniques

 

 

AntiGravity Necklace 1

AntiGravity Necklaces

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images: Pinegate

AntiGravity Necklace 2  
AntiGravity Necklace 3  
AntiGravity Necklace 4  
AntiGravity Necklace 5  
AntiGravity Necklace 7  
BubbleWrap green/gold

BubbleWrap Fabric

Image: Pinegate Photographics
WalnutWrap

WalnutWrap

Flower Power wrap

FlowerPowerWrap

Flower Power Wrap Detail

FlowerPowerWrap

Detail

Flower Power Wrap Embroidered  
HedgeHug Pink  
HedgeHug Blue  
 

 

 

 


 

Relief I

 

Relief I

Image: Huw Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relief I - detail

Image: Huw Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

An Impression of the Bay

Detail
Detail
Detail

 

Herbaceous Borders

 

Herbacious border flowers Gold

Herbaceous Border I

Detail

Herbacious Border Flowers Blue and Green

Herbaceous Border II

Detail

 

 

 

 


 

Queen of Diamonds Range

Snood, shoulder bag and jewellery

Image: Mark Cleghorn

Snood, shoulder bag and jewellery

Image: Mark Cleghorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen of Diamonds - detail

Image: Mark Cleghorn