|Almost young and wild and free by Colleen Heslin|
Created with ink, dye and acrylic on cotton, Heslin’s winning work was praised by the jury for its fresh approach to the painting tradition. The artist was praised for moving beyond convention by using stitchery and staining as well as for her allusions to “mending and making” in the medium of textiles.I am speechless.
Well, not quite. I wonder where the jurors have been all these years. I guess they have never stepped beyond the boundaries of "real" art galleries, never gone to a show of textile art, and never Googled "allusions of mending and making".
I better stop now. I might say something very un-lady-like.