Paper artist Danielle Sullivan Art will be transforming the foyer space of the gallery this July with her imaginative and beautifully crafted installation of paper flowers.
Danielle's installation will resemble a wild garden in which all nine wild flowers that created Blodeuwedd ('Flower-Faced'), the wife of Lleu Llaw Gyffes in Welsh Mythology, will be included. Meadowsweet, Oak, Broom, Bean, Primrose, Nettle, Chestnut, Cockle and Hawthorn will all be created from recycled Welsh books.
Blodweudd was made by the magicians Math and Gwydion and is a central figure in Math fab Mathonwy, the last of Four Branches of the Mabinogi. 'The flowers of the oak and the flowers of the broom and the flowers of the meadowsweet and from those they conjured up the fairest and most beautiful maiden anyone had ever seen. And they baptized her in the way that they did at that time and named her Bloduewedd'. (p99, the Mabinogi, John K Bollard, 2006)
Danielle explores in her work the beauty of the book. She transforms with great skill the discarded pages into her beautiful flower forms. Visitors will be able to see how the garden 'grows' during Danielle's five day residency and there will be opportunities for the public to attend a workshop session to learn how to create their own sculptural paper flowers.
Workshops will be held on Saturday 15th July 14:00 — 16:00 and Sunday 16th July, 13:00 — 16:00. Each workshop will last approximately an hour. Booking required. Please call/email the gallery.
The installation Blodweudd will remain in situ throughout August and September for our visitors to enjoy.