Yesterday we collected the pieces of artwork I have been showing in an exhibition in Totnes. It looked brilliant when all the work started going up on walls, or placed on plinths - the sense of expectation and months of hard work by all concerned coming together under one roof. The exhibition was called "Inside TRAIL", with pieces made by the T.R.A.I.L artists, a large, flexible group of folk in the South West who create things out of recycled materials. Every summer, if you stroll up the promenade at Teignmouth, and along the coast to Dawlish, you can see sculptures and installations braving the sea and incumbent weather conditions by artists in the group. Indoor gallery exhibitions are housed in various buildings in the town. Click on the link at the side to the T.R.A.I.L website, where you can find out a great deal more.
I made this hanging for a T.R.A.I.L gallery exhibition, wanting it to be moody and atmospheric. I had a whole bag of pieces collected after cutting up garments - so herewith "HMS Shirtcollar & Cuffs"!