Tapestry Commissions, tufted rugs and wall hangings

The British countryside has been almost entirely changed by man and yet we are still deeply influenced by it. The relationships of a figure within a space was important to me for this commision and I wanted to convey the feeling of the figure as both dominating but also part of the landscape. Starting points for the design were paintings such as 'Mr and Mrs Andrews' by Gainsborough and the drawings by Samuel Palmer. I often use the idea of night and day existing at the same time in my work and I felt this would have particular relevance to the workings of parliament.

A major feature in many antique tapestries is a curtain. This plays with the idea of a tapestry¹s function within a room, its physical nature as a textile and also with the notion of something revealed. I felt this was also relevant and have designed the piece with this in mind.


 

 

Jeni_Ross: Figure in a Landscape

Jeni_Ross: Figure in a Landscape
1400 x 2200mm

Woven Tapestry commissioned for House of Lords Offices by the Parliamentary Works Directorate

Jeni_Ross: Figure in a Landscape
Jeni_Ross: Figure in a Landscape
Jeni_Ross: Detail/Figure in a Landscape
Jeni_Ross: Detail/Figure in a Landscape
Jeni_Ross: Figure in a Landscape: siting
Jeni_Ross: Figure in a Landscape: siting
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