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Gott Bay, Tiree

Gott Bay, Tiree

Artist: Jennifer Hex

Catalogue: 172

Material: Embroidery

Dimensions: 43 x 48cm

About the artwork

Abstract sea image, embroidered patchwork square panel with luminous blue at the top fading to grey at the bottom, mounted on a grey cloth. Part of a series of works developed from direct observation of nature.

About the artist

Jennifer Hex (born London, 1938- 2016) studied printmaking at Glasgow School of Art, and taught at Beith High School and Campbeltown Grammar. Without access to printmaking facilities at Campbeltown Grammar, she began to make textiles, manipulating, stitching and embroidering in a variety of techniques of her own invention. She was facinated by the natural world, in movement or flux, and her work was a way of understanding the world, and encouraging the viewer to see, notice and understand natural occurances that we might easily overlook. She exhibited with the new Scottish Embroidery Group in Edinburgh and her work is held is several public collections, including National Museums Scotland and Glasgow Museums.