Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Christo & Jeanne-Claude

Following on from my plant survey experiment I have now realised that art, or the making of art, can be a process of changing our perceptions by slowing us down or forcing us to look at things differently. Art can have a very important role in communicating ideas by just drawing our attention to something, changing our viewpoint, etc.

By creating interuptions in our 'normal' landscape or cityscape Christo & Jeanne-Claude make people view the world differently - making the viewer aware of something that has always been there that we have ceased to notice, by covering it with cloth.

Christo & Jeanne-Claude (image from Contemporary Textiles - the fabric of fine art)


  1. To let you know that I have given your blog an award and a mention on mine.


  2. Hi, glad I found you via Stitchworks (Jackie). You have a great art blog and I will enjoy coming back so I've added you to my blog buddy list

    Best wishes,

    ps. I have two textile blogs - this one - and



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