Finally, finally, finally my copy of Mr Finch’s book has arrived. I made a cup of good coffee and sat down to read it. That isn’t my hand, by the way, the picture is from his Facebook gallery.
Mr Finch is a textile artist/man who sews/sculptor. He makes wonderful creatures from old and recycled textiles. I was made aware of him by the wonderful Jemima Lumley and started following him on Facebook. I love the way that his work is unnerving – Unheimlich, as sociologists and psychologists might say, and very beautiful at the same time. He seems very happy to make images available so here are some pictures:
I would love one of his foxes in masks or butterflies made from old embroidered tray cloths. His work with its detail and delicacy makes everything I do look clunky and gauche, but it is still really inspirational. It’s worth looking at his website: www.mr-finch.com, and his facebook page.
He currently has an exhibition in Anthropologie on the King’s Road, which I hope to get to see before Christmas.
The book is a great treat, beautifully produced, glorious photos and clearly made with love. Mr Finch: Living in a Fairy Tale World, 2014, published by Glitterati. Exquisite.