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March 11, 2017 By Andy Ross

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Textures in the landscape

The Shetland Museum has an exhibition in Da Gadderie which has given me food for thought this week. 

Gemma Graham has presented a series of fine line drawings (amongst other work) of the landscape of Shetland, which would make wonderful embroideries or lend themselves to applique.

This show reminds me of the importance of looking at other artists and their work because a slightly different viewpoint suddenly opens up completely new interpretations of what we see, and it informs the work we do. I love the different effects that the direction and weight of the lines gives, don't you? 

(Image from the Shetland Museum and Archive website.)