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GALLERY ADAGIO

91 Glebe Point Road

Glebe NSW 2037

P (02) 9552 2833

F (02) 9571 1899

Opening Hours:

Tues - Sunday,

11am - 6pm.

Ron Mackinnon

Ron Mackinnon Image

 

Ron Mackinnon Image

 

Ron Mackinnon Image

 

Ron Mackinnon Image

 

Ron Mackinnon Image

 

Ron Mackinnon Image

 

Ron Mackinnon Image

 

Ron Mackinnon Image

Trained as a scientist in Scotland and working professionally in a medical industry for my adult life, the art of creating a visual stitched artwork has long been a passion.  As a child I can remember the first time I was given a needle and wool by my primary school teacher to make a simple mat using canvas and chain stitch.  Now 40 years later I have taken the creation of larger pieces to be more than a hobby.  Working with wool on canvas has traditionally been seen as a female past time, this is reflected in the commercially available printed canvas generally available, being a mathematical person I was more interested in the grid nature of the artform not pixies and unicorns.   I see my work as being art, stitched art, not a craft.  For many years I toiled away with pencil and ruler on graph paper to create images I liked and that I wanted to see created.    With the advent of computing I can now blend the use of graphics packages to transform and manipulate found and newly created images to work within the areas of blank canvas, creating each piece pixel by pixel, I can visualise the perspective and geometry of the finished piece.

 

Working within the confines of a canvas with a grid structure has led to the evolution of my pieces to be mostly geometric in nature.  With each stitch counted onto a blank canvas the natural rhythms of each piece come to life.  The structure and forms lend themselves to the choice of colour and the choice of stitch to create texture and depth for the final piece.   My inspiration comes from the world that we live in, there are pieces inspired by stained glass, art deco angular wrought iron work, simple printed images that spark an idea and thought, perhaps even just a small fraction of an electronic image that is then manipulated into what you see today.  Most of the final images that I work with are no larger than 300 X 300 pixels, and these are then interpreted onto the blank canvas.