Curator’s Choice – January 2016Posted: January 18, 2016
These fabulous designs are our first ‘Curated Choice’ from recent entries to Passion & Legacy.
The first design is canvas embroidery by GMIT 4th year student Lisa Kenny. Taking Lady Corey’s 1911 interpretation of Henry Holiday’s ‘The Meeting of Beatrice & Dante’ as inspiration, Lisa has focused on the geometric and linear patterns of where path and building meet to produce a vibrant contemporary response.
The second design is also by a GMIT student – 3rd year Jane Carkill. Taking as inspiration Lady Carew’s ‘Pomegrante’ image – housed at the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongewara like ‘The Meeting of Beatrice & Dante’ above – Jane has created an insightful mood board as her starting point. Her drawings skills, combined with beautiful stitch and bead work result in an exquisite and sensitive response.