Friday, 22 February 2013

From my gallery: "Flourish"

"Flourish" is about letting go, allowing growth and not hiding from the world.

I want it to say: "This is who I am, I'm going to fly and I am not apologising!" It taps right back into my concept of "Acceptable Flesh". (See "Not Whining But Screaming") Oh for all of us to feel nurtured, nourished and valued unconditionally irrespective of our physical or monetary status!

I suppose it is more the way I want to feel than how I am most days.

Exuberantly aspirational...


When I think about how I made this piece it seems like I threw everything at it; highly textured painted canvas, fragments of polychromatic silkscreen printed calico, constructed silk fibres, dyed mulberry bark, mixed threads.

And it's red, shoutingly RED!

Because it had to seem bold and unapologetically blooming.

Exuberantly alive.

To view more of this artwork, see it on my website here:


Julie Shackson said...

Beautifully visceral work Maggie!

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Edward Ward said...

A wonderful beating heart.providing life against all odds, brilliant!

Maggi said...

It certainly is alive. Wonderful.

Maggie Ayres said...

Thank you all for your lovely encouraging comments!x