Ella and Michèle together

Submitted by Sarah on Tue, 2016-02-09 10:10

Ella Findlay - The Daughter
Having spent most of my life living by one of England's most dramatic and changing coastlines it seems natural to me to be using it as the inspiration for my work. I am fascinated by its immense power and yet gentle at the same time, it has the ability to sooth; themes that particularly interest me are; land reseeding and water lying over, the contrasting properties of the sea and land. They are continually lapping, pounding, and crumbling, everyone different from the next, most going unrecorded. It is my preoccupation with the idea of these moments going unrecorded which has lead to my desires to try and document their activities in my work. By evaluating my perception of the coastline as a break down of textures, I am attempting to express the power and movement at the Sea, and elicit some of the emotions that I experience whist on my beach.

 

Michèle Findlay - The Mother
My work comes from inside me, the images that populate my mind are reflections of the emotions and desires of a woman. Over the years I have been driven to understand woman's spirituality as a way of understanding myself and to use my creativity to portray it in my art. What I want is for women to understand their power and for men to acknowledge it. Through my exploration of the spirituality and identity of female deities I create pieces which embrace both the light and the dark sides of femaleness. Strength, vulnerability, intuition, shrewdness, tenacity, conciliation and love are all ambivalent attributes of women, only some women do not acknowledge all of these. I want my work to reflect the complexity of women and to make other people question their own spirituality, gender, role and path in this time and place.
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Ella did the first piece, called "Surge" a slab of kiln formed glass influenced by her childhood on the sea front.

The second piece, called "Emerging" is a joint, mother and daughter work.  The lost wax model by Michèle was made into kiln formed glass by Ella and then stood on a base of ceramic waves made by Michèle.

A real mother and daughter partnership...............Sarah

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

I love glass.

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