Tapestry Commissions, tufted rugs and wall hangings
Jeni_Ross: Detail/Figure in a Landscape

Jeni_Ross: Detail/Figure in a Landscape
1400 x 2200 mm
Woven Tapestry

 Tapestry for the House of Lords offices. No 1 Millbank.   Tapestry and paintings commissioned by the Parliamentary Works Directorate for the Government Art Collection.


The British countryside has been almost entirely changed by man and yet we are still deeply influenced by it. The relationship of a figure within a space is important to me 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 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 particularly relevant and have designed the piece with this in mind.



 


 


 

 


 

Jeni_Ross: Red and Blue Rug
Jeni_Ross: Red and Blue Rug
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Jeni_Ross: Red/Green Rug Design no 1
Jeni_Ross: Red/Blue/Triangles rug Design No 2
Jeni_Ross: Red/Blue/Triangles rug Design No 2
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