Saturday, 1 May 2010
THE BUCKLEY SISTER'S STILL LIFE.
This is the wonderful Christine, as she says, 'tweaking to her hearts content' in the midst of her glorious still life of spring optimism, put together with help from her sisters, Jackie and Laura. Christine is a painter at heart, but she creates whole scenes in fabric, wool, paper, wood and wire. This instillation was made specially for Prick Your finger, and it is a joy to live with. Doves fly around with up lifting messages on their wings...
"And then my heart,
with pleasure fills,
and dances with the daffodils"
While a pale lady with a parasol gazes through the flowers.
It's all like a big breath of fresh air.
Christine and her creative family grew up in this area, frequenting car boot sales, and developing a sharp eye for materials. Watching the instillation of this piece, we were swept up in a whirlwind of romanticism, which felt so down to earth.
For some reason I can't get the duplicate photo to delete from blogger, but it is such a lovely picture I don't think it matters.
Pieces of the Buckley Sister's instillation will be for sale, please ask for details.