In 2019 I invited 4 artist friends from various countries to join me in exploring the possibilities of connecting as a means of cross-pollinating our ideas and work. Printmaking, fibre art, collage and drawing are some of the media we use. The purpose of this venture was to enable us to create and make work that would cross our physical boundaries using the seed image as our inspiration. Seed Sisters was formed, and we began working on a variety of art projects together. We initially met via zoom and exchanged items of fabric and paper through postal services to use within our own individual art practise.
For 2022 we have had the opportunity to exhibit our work together. An exhibition in Osaka, Japan and Denver, Colorado. We will be exhibiting later in the year at Aberglasney House and Gardens in Wales, UK.
Art Trail 26th August – 9th September 2022
After an absence of 2 years the North Pembrokeshire Open Studio event is set to welcome back visitors again to artists’ studios. This event highlights many of the artists who live and work in Pembrokeshire. I will be opening my studio doors and welcoming visitors to show what I have been up to during this time and show case work that I have made during lockdown. There will be paintings and textiles for sale alongside handmade books and botanical printed cards. My garden is full of inspiration and visitors will be welcome to take some time walking around while they visit.
Friday September 16th – Friday 29th September 2022
As a member of Six in Conversation (SIC) I will be taking part in a group show at Aberglasney House and Gardens in West Wales UK in September 2022.
For this exhibition we have invited guest artists to participate alongside us who share a desire to express their own unique interpretations of the natural world. These include Lizzie Buck from Pembrokeshire, West Wales and an international art group called Seed Sisters.
Six in Conversation have been exhibiting together since 2015 and as artists we experience the garden as a living canvas and on show will be work featuring drawing, paint, print, ceramics and textiles.
There will be a collective postcard installation and these will be for sale in aid of the Aberglasney restoration fund.
‘the garden is a form of autobiography’
Pippa Sibert –
Certain places can be familiar to us, even when we know we have never seen them before.
Such fleeting glimmers of recognition can penetrate the heart deeply, evoking what John Berger once described as ‘the gasp of home.’
Pippa Sibert’s practise explores these moments and encounters. Through painting, collage, found objects, sculptural interventions, book works and prints, she carefully weaves and part-conceals the traces of memory, of the encounters with the mundane and the beautiful, with the birdsong, plants and trees. When seen as a whole, her depictions of these encounters awaken us to what the writer and philosopher John O’Donohue once called the ‘primal affection,’ the source of love.
Home and Love – these are the pillars which support and inspire Sibert’s creative enquiry. For love prompts our ability to imagine, and, when we are given the space to imagine we make a home.
When we encounter works such as ‘By the light of the moon,’ we are offered a chance to remember the source of love from another past, how it was conceived, how it was betrayed, how it was forsaken, how it was redeemed.
In the 21st Century, a predominantly humanist and rationalist perspective means that such notions are often ridiculed. But vague impressions of the presence of a universal Love still manage to arouse us. It can happen at the end of the evening, when rooks come home to roost, or early in the morning when dawn-light seeps through blinds: we remember that quieter truths exist, truths we know about in theory but perhaps have forgotten to live by in practise. Sibert’s work stirs our languid imaginations into remembering these sacred truths. The sky may be darkening, but the door still opens, the door goes on opening.