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Showing posts with label Blackberries - a Visual Ode. Show all posts
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Blackberries, a Visual Ode


"Almost Ripe" 2009 Kirsten Chursinoff


Finishing touches by sewing machine.

Photos that I've taken to inspire my work:

Blackberry flower and early berry.


Blackberries growing among grape vines at the University of British Columbia Farm.


Evergreen Blackberry (deeply serrated leaves) also growing among the grape vines at UBC Farm.


Unripe berries with the leaves starting to change into autumn colours.


Now, the following images are a sample of artwork that influenced my childhood and my current aesthetic. I've given the name of each illustrator/artist below each picture.


Janet Marsh


Molly Brett


Jill Barklem


Edith Holden


Cicely Mary Barker


Benjamin Perkins


Beatrix Potter

So, I'm not the only one to be inspired by the weedy bramble that brings late summer fruit to hedgerows everywhere.