Our COOTS (Central Otago Outside the Square) challenge for this year was ‘Inpsired by ….’. We had to choose a favourite artist and create a piece of work that was inspired by the chosen artist, not a copy of their work but showing their influence in our work. The completed piece was to measure 40cm wide and 1 metre long.
Amanda’s pieces inspired by Van Gogh
Alison inspired by Picasso
Anne inspired by Pat Hodson, this piece is made from three layers of ‘tea-bag’ paper and is very ethereal, looks great with light coming from behind it.
Angela inspired by Sandra Meech based her felted piece on photos from time spent in Orkney.
Jeanette was inspired by Hundertwasser
Jenny Greer by Fritz Busse
Jenny Tayler by David Hockney (we can all see why, they share a passion for vibrant colours)
Pamela inspired by Julia Watkins flowing shapes
And my piece inspired by the paintings of Lyonel Feininger, the buildings that form the basis of this piece are from a photograph I took in Bath, England last year. I used Feininger’s chimney pot shapes for the ‘people’ in the foreground, using my graffiti fabric – with a nod to my mark making body of work.