Annie Franklin and Anita Patel - Heart Stitched (Book)
If you are looking for the perfect gift for an art lover, this beautiful hardcover book displays the paintings of Australian artist Annie Franklin with accompanying poems by the Canberra-based poet, Anita Patel.
"A few years ago, I walked into the Nancy Sever Gallery and was enthralled by the illuminated world of Annie Franklin. I wrote a review of the exhibition, which Annie loved, and we were introduced to each other by the inimitable Nancy Sever. It is not often that two artists understand each other's views unreservedly but that was how it was for us.
We have spent hours talking, working and laughing together. We have walked through wetlands and seasons, sat silently at waterholes with our notebooks and sketch pads, examined wattle blossom and grass seeds and marvelled at the flit of a fairy wren or a fleck of lichen on seed pods. We have shared many conversations about art and nature and life.
Heart Stitched is a book that illustrates our connection as creative women who respond to the world around them in word and in colour. It is a narrative of our mutual appreciation for the world of nature - for vast sweeping landscapes and for the realm of the minutae, for the unnoticed world underfoot and its interdependence with the more visible world above....
Heart Stitched is a joyful collaboration between two women who unexpectedly found each other and knew instantly that they understood the world with one heart." (from the Foreward by Anita Patel)
'If the public is increasingly starting to realise that climate change is real and a threat to our very existence, for artists it has long been the defining issue of our generation. Annie Franklin has been an environmentally motivated artist for most of the 30 years that she has been exhibiting. She came from a printmaking background and burst onto the stage with her vibrant political posters defending Aboriginal land rights and our fragile ecosystems....' (from the review of her latest exhibition by Sasha Grishin, The Canberra Times, 6/12/19)
Annie Franklin & Anita Patel | 2019 | hardcover | 112 pages | 653g