Posted on January 28, 2016 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

Wow Grayson Perry's work is exciting. I took the family with me to enjoy the Grayson Perry exhibition at the MCA Sydney. I was dazzled by his work and his story. His huge tapestries are breathtaking, one of them is 15 meters long. It is so detailed and vibrant that it took my breath away, it made me want to run into my studio to work at creating my own tapestries. I also took away this pearl of wisdom as Perry says artist over think their work—he explains that he just has an idea and runs with it. I am so taking on that advice.

I started reminiscing of my love for tapestries. Two other works that I love that  are The Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries which I visit whenever I go to Paris. They transport me in time and take me to a happy place and probably will inspire me in my work in my future.

I also love the Bayeux Tapestry  it is remarkable in beauty also that is survived 9 centuries. It is 70 meters long. It is staggeringly beautiful. I've seen it twice. 

I had my aha moment, reconnecting with my younger self that dreamed big. That had ample energy and no family taking up enormous amounts of time. I don't think I've ever been as excited by an artist as I am by Grayson Perry. I hope I live to be 100 so I can create all the creations in my head. 

In particular this Grayson Perry tapestry gave me reason to smile, as it's a great social comment on how we live.



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