Moodscapes – From Sunny Calm to Stormy Gloom
Start Textiles group created a series of hand-made paper collages and nuno felt panels (felt made with a fabric backing), inspired by photographs of tree bark taken by the Start Photography
students (service users).
The collage and felt panels expressed a range of moods, as each student selected her own colour palette, and this is why we called the final exhibition ‘Moodscapes’.
On hearing that LIME, the Manchester-based art in hospitals service, was seeking works for Wythenshawe Hospital, we put the exhibition forward for consideration, and were delighted when it was accepted and purchased for the Maxillo-Facial Burns Unit.
As one student commented :
“The panels look really good up on the unit. They look like someone else had done them. It is lovely to share my work with other people. They’re getting inspiration from it now…It makes it worthwhile to have done it.”