Art On Stage April 2018

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Meadow Life

 

Ontarian meadows

Photo: concept sketch of up cycled textile stage art for County Pop music festival stage at the historical Crystal Palace in Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario

Up cycled Medium: discontinued commercial textile,remnant marine rope, single-use plastic bags (as batting filler) 

Dimension 25 feet x 6 feet

28 April 2018

Meadow Life is the title of the installation I am currently creating for our 2018 County Pop stage, at the historical Crystal Palace in Picton, Ontario. This year’s creation will be my largest up cycled textile installation and will have individually handcrafted wildlife in their natural habitat. It is created with the intention to express a local touch point of beauty reinterpreted in unlikely and unforeseen places.

This cross-sectional, semi-abstract stage art arrangement is a snapshot of a meadow from above and below the ground. Materials are carefully chosen by colour and pattern to represent the hand-cut and detailed elements, such as grassland creatures, wildflowers, native grasses, fibrous roots systems, organic matter and various layers of earth. The piece will symbolically represent the vital significance and diversity of a landscape that may be a seemingly simple one, at first glance.

Method and Details:
Stitched throughout the textile meadow will be blooming Black-eyed Susan, Cardinal flowers and Wild Bergamot hovering above the permeable ground, which nest grassland birds and other creatures. This penetrating plant-mass community, becomes the extensive root systems in my method, as unravelled, frayed and knotted County-sourced marine rope remnants are stitched on to the larger work, in order to echo this complexity in nature, into textile.

Seventy-three hand-cut, geometrical and padded forms in earth- tone textiles will provide the visual weightiness and heavy textural contrast to the lower half of this 25 foot wide piece. The 3D multi segments are meant to cast shadows and absorb the ambient lighting - in a way that layers of soil, organic material and aggregate do the same. I added muddy blue hues to reflect a shallow ground water flow and a recharging aquifer, located deeper still. 


Art On Stage September 2017

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Good Reef! Helping The Dusk and Dawn Chorus

Photo: concept sketch of up cycled textile stage art for Sandbanks Music Festival 2017, Sandbanks Provincial Park, Prince Edward County, Ontario

Up cycled Medium: discontinued commercial textile,remnant marine rope, single-use plastic bags (as batting filler) 

16 September 2017

Scientists near coral reefs habitats off Western Australia recorded new audio of fish choruses, around dusk and dawn, like birds on land! These natural soundscapes were useful not just for fish, but also for other reef dwellers like coral and were part of a larger quest to understand reef ecosystems, by listening to their inhabitants. Altering ocean chemistry (ocean acidification) and warming water temperatures, brought on by climate change, are leading to coral bleaching; putting stress on coral reefs and its ecosystem. 

Seemingly from underwater in the ocean, this sweeping 4-piece up-cycled textile original stage-art installation - Good Reef! Helping The Dusk and Dawn Chorus - is created entirely from sewing rescued textiles discarded by the design industry, as well as marine rope remnants.

 Above: photo of  headliner,  GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS with up cycled textile art-  Good Reef! Helping The Dusk and Dawn Chorus  by Suendrini   Below: left and centre detail photos of sea turtle, coral reef, reef fish and SMF logo by Ramesh Pooran. Photo on right by Suendrini Goonesekera  16 September 2017

Above: photo of headliner, GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS with up cycled textile art- Good Reef! Helping The Dusk and Dawn Chorus by Suendrini 

Below: left and centre detail photos of sea turtle, coral reef, reef fish and SMF logo by Ramesh Pooran. Photo on right by Suendrini Goonesekera

16 September 2017


Art On Stage June 2017

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Long View Wonder

Visualizing the importance of Science & Nature

Photo: reconfigured concept sketch of up cycled textile stage art to suit the SPAF 2017 stage,  Skeleton Park Arts Fest 2017, Kingston, OntarioUp cycled Medium: discontinued commercial textile

Dimension: 20 feet x 8 feet

23-25 June 2017

Long View Wonder - Visualizing the importance of Science & Nature

Long View Wonder was inspired by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and bees with their honeycomb hives. These two natural and scientific marvels in their familiar structural forms popped in harmony, while contrasting colour, texture and symbolic patterns played with the twinkling County Pop banner.

The JWST’s eighteen, golden mirror segments and the thriving beehive, rendered in up cycled textiles attempted to lead one's imagination to a deeper engagement with both nature and science. The concept reflects upon the scope and depth of the informed scientific consensus based upon truths that will echo for generations.

Photo of headliner, SARAH HARMER with up cycled textile art by Suendrini 

Art On Stage: Long View Wonder at Skeleton Park Art Festival 2017 with musical talents

23-25 June 2017


Art On Stage May 2017

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Long View Wonder

Visualizing the importance of Science & Nature

Photo of sketch - configured concept to suit the County Pop music stage

Up cycled textile stage art for County Pop 2017, at the historical Crystal Palace in Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario 

06 May 2017

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 Photo of  headliners, BILL and  JOEL PLASKETT and up cycled textile art by Suendrini   Art On Stage:  Long View Wonder  at County POP 2017 Music Festival with musical talents  06 May 2017

Photo of headliners, BILL and JOEL PLASKETT and up cycled textile art by Suendrini 

Art On Stage: Long View Wonder at County POP 2017 Music Festival with musical talents

06 May 2017


Art On Stage September 2016

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Blue

Water Awareness

Photo: concept sketch of up cycled textile stage art for the Sandbanks Music Festival stage,  Sandbanks Music Festival 2016 in Sandbanks Provincial Park, Prince Edward County, Ontario

Dimension 5 feet x 8 feet

17 September 2016

Blue - Water Awareness

Sandbanks Music Festival 2016’s art on stage was inspired by Japanese artist of the Edo period, Katsushika Hokusai’s iconic pieces on Water. Suendrini created a five-piece customized art installation, titled, “Blue” that brought awareness to the powerful subject matter.

The projections in the The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Environmental Outlook to 2050 suggest that freshwater availability will be strained unless new policies, awareness building and actions are taken to improve the current outlook.

 Photo of  headliner,  SLOAN and up cycled textile art by Suendrini   Art On Stage:  Blue  at Sandbanks Music Festival '16 with musical talents  17 September 2016

Photo of headliner, SLOAN and up cycled textile art by Suendrini 

Art On Stage: Blue at Sandbanks Music Festival '16 with musical talents

17 September 2016

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Photo of art on stage - close up 


Art On Stage April 2016

Ode To Prince/Green For All 

Photo of headliner, RON SEXSMITH and band with up cycled textile art by Suendrini, by Michael Lindon

Art On Stage: Ode To Prince/Green For All

County Pop Music Festival 2016 for musical talents

30 April 2016


Art on Stage September 2015

Secret Beach, Prince Edward County  

Photo of musical talents with headliner, SARAH HARMER and up cycled textile art by Mihal Zada

Art on stage: Secret Beach, Prince Edward County at Sandbanks New Waves Festival in Sandbanks Provincial Park

Sarah Harmer played her newest song - "Just Get Here" from the "Al Purdy Was Here" documentary soundtrack

19 September 2015