A unique exhibition opened at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
on Saturday 3 December. Seas of Grass by local artist Michala Gyetvai shows beautiful artworks created entirely from threads and stitches.
Gyetvai twists fibres and uses thick wool, crocheted cotton, and fine silks to create a beautiful landscape, moulding the shapes of trees in a sculptural manner.
Her love of landscape, nurtured in childhood is the motivation behind her work and Kenilworth is the location for much of her subject matter. Her works capture the seasons - sunlight, contours and rhythms of the landscape and the colours she uses are as varied as the painters palette.
Dominic Bubb, Exhibition Officer at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum said "Michala is an upcoming Coventry artist and her work is exciting because it's so different from anything we've exhibited before. Each work is spectacular in its own way and portrays the world by giving it a brand new texture".
The Seas of Grass exhibition shows the development of an artist whose early practice of applying wool and finer threads of cotton and silk to felt has led to works on a larger scale where she uses blankets to draw and paint with threads, layer upon layer.
Seas of Grass exhibits at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum from Saturday 3 December until 24 January 2012.