An introduction to the work of Orkney-based artist Louise Barrington.
"The landscape of Orkney has had a significant impact on me. The open spaces are full of energy, and the quality of light, especially at ‘in between’ times, twilight and dusk, has greatly influenced my restrained colour palette. I am interested in the misinterpretation of ‘emptiness’ within open spaces. In my work, the void becomes an equally positive space for the projection of ideas which reflect my interest in the Japanese aesthetic of Ma."
"The fabric and textile elements of the work are dyed using natural materials, many of which I collect from my excursions into the landscape. As well as creating a much reduced colour palette, this adds a subtle and symbolic suggestion of the natural world being brought inside, first to the studio, then to the public exhibition space."
Louise Barrington is an artist from Orkney, currently based in Stromness. She graduated from both the Slade School of Fine Art within the sculpture department, and Central Saint Martins where she practised Textile Design. More recently Louise has completed a PgDip in Island Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands.