by Graham Eccles and Val Burnett
This celebrated artist, author and, teacher is seen working in her studio and demonstrating in detail, every stage of her technique of building rich new clothes created by machine and hand stitching on soluble fabric. Different pieces of work are shown to illustrate each stage or process and suggest the range of expressive possibilities. The work throughout is supported by sketchbook studies asking questions about aspects of landscape, growth and seasons. These images are an integral part of the cloth. Lately, study has been based in the theme 'Five Minutes from Home' to make the point that a location for study need not be exotic to evoke colorful response. Day by day observations made throughout the year reveal many surprising features...fleating moments of changing color and mood continually transform the space. The work references both the intense and subtle colors which partner the patterns created by the everchanging seasonal aspects of seeding, growth and harvesting crops. DVD, 'Contemporary Fiber Artists Maker Profile: Jan Beaney' by Graham Eccles and Val Burnett, running time is about 60 min.