Why Does Art Hate Me?

Susan Mowatt (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formArtefact

Abstract / Description of output

Why Does Art Hate Me? is an assemblage of small textile units.
This work was conceived of specifically for the invited exhibition Portage: textiles, extremes of scale, an International Textile exhibition at the Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland.
It emerged out of a previous series of works(Grey Blob, Pink Blob, Black Blob, all 2007 which formed the two person show Kabloom, at Gallery Maronie, Kyoto in 2007. Other artist: John Brown)
It employs all manner of textile techniques on a diminutive scale i.e. knitting, pin weaving, felting, gobelin tapestry, stitch, embroidery, applique, french knitting.
In this work I was addressing the frustration at always being invited to exhibit in exclusively "textile" exhibitions whilst acknowledging my preoccupation with various textile techniques and processes. The title Why Does Art Hate me? comes from a Simpsons episode when Homer's initially successful venture into the Art World turns sour and ends in disaster. It is meant to be amusing.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • textile


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