ARCHIE BROWN’S in Truro is the chosen setting for a new exhibition of textile artist Jo Polack’s celebration of seaweed.
“The myriad varieties of seaweed on our Cornish coastline inspired this series of work, from the familiar piles of wrack to the delicate red beauties that float over the white sands in the shallows to the hidden iridescent rarities only seen after careful searching,” said Jo.
Jamie at Archie Brown’s said: “We are really happy to be showcasing the mixed media aspects of Jo’s work. Her organic processes utilised in the felt wall hangings have an almost symbiotic relationship with what Archie Browns promotes as a business. Several of her new pieces have an almost painterly quality which bring a calm. Her attention to detail and use of colour really brightens up the café.”
Jo spends hours sketching on the coves, pottering in rockpools and swimming in the breakers. She takes her notes, images and ideas back to her St Agnes studio to create prints, detailed stitch and handmade felt, often combing all techniques in one piece such as Bubbles In The Breakers on display at Archie Brown’s.