20 November 2013

CATHY CULLIS





a couple of years ago my sister bought me a zine and postcard by cathy cullis for christmas (the top two photos). i had never heard of her before but since then i have become a big fan of her work and would like to make a more significant purchase sometime soon. i really like the way she uses watercolour and embroidery, media which in the past has been associated with "female art" (and therefore considered lesser forms- more like accomplishments) and reclaims these as fine art. i'm trying not to use words like "pretty" to describe them, but i can't deny how aesthetically pleasing her prints look and there's no reason why delicate art can't be serious art anyway (tracey emin does it i suppose ( im not comparing cathy cullis to tracey emin)).