Caught! How it happened

Caught!  At Exhibition in Red Rock Regional Theaatre and Art Gallery (Cororooke, S. Victoria)
Caught! At Exhibition in Red Rock Regional Theaatre and Art Gallery (Cororooke, S. Victoria)

Caught! was accepted into the juried exhibition “Grafted”  (Red Rock Gallery, Victoria).

In the meantime, if you’re interested in how this piece came about…

I made “Caught!’ shortly after I dyed a batch of bed sheets and “ugly” wool with Scribbly Gum bark. The resulting colours were so wonderful that I thought by hooking the fabric “high” I could create a textural, rough-scaled, ancient fish and to maintain the idea of water running off a fish hauled from the water, I hooked metallic thread in-between each scale. Water of course is never just “blue”, so I added a mosaic of colours and fabrics – wool blankets and shirt, bamboo, mohair and alpaca knitting yarns – surround the “caught” fish as it is lifted from the water. Beneath the fish, a recycled (used twice) I lashed a handmade fishing net to a Scribbly Gum frame. The fish is lashed to the frame and suspended independently from the net and I can imagine a person tightly griping the “handles” as they scoop up the fish.

Designed and Hooked by: Judi Tompkins 2013

Dimensions:    Hooked area 64cm (26in) L x 41cm (24in) H
Overall at widest point:  97cm (39 in) L x  80cm (30in) H

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