Textile art by Mister Finch
Self-taught artist Mr. Finch creates animals and other objects that seem to stem from Alice’s Wonderland. Inspired by the rolling hills and mossy woods near his home in Yorkshire, Finch forms flowers, insects and birds that fascinate him with their amazing life cycles and extraordinary nests and behaviour.
He then goes hunting for vintage textiles – velvet curtains from an old hotel, a threadbare wedding dress or a vintage apron – and transforms them into all sorts of beasts and toadstools. According to Mr. Finch, his figures are “storytelling creatures for people who are also a little lost, found and forgotten”.
THE DEAD DREAMS RISE AGAIN.
2014. Why won’t my dreams die so I can be left in peace to earn my way in the dreamless world?
5.5 in. X 9 in. drawing.
Werner Bischof. Tokyo. Picasso exhibition. 1951
Odilon Redon. Probably Ⅱ. 1883.
"Vision was first attempted in the flower." Lithograph, Gifu Prefecture Museum of Art, Japan.