Dulwich Picture Gallery

Inspired and enthralled by the sophisticated colours of Lithuanian painter Čiurlionis, at Between Worlds, Dulwich Picture Gallery. The ethereal beauty of his work, prolifically fore-fronted modern art, before a ridiculously premature death. A metaphorical bridge, crossing art boundaries, crossing between spiritual territories.
Flo and I were asked to interpret the exhibition for a weekend of natural dye printing at the gallery. Čiurlionis sea curves, mystical symbols, soft smudged forms, and lilac-gold spiritual underworlds provided abstracted inspiration. There was a serenity to compositions, reflections, that I visualised as playful negative-positive overlapping shapes. Rose gold, textured and heavily patterned. I was impatient to see how our participants used natural dyes to translate the paintings.