A’net by Brenda Jet was one of the installations we were able to get up close and personal with during our stay at Broomhill Art Hotel and Sculpture Garden in Muddiford, North Devon. The garden is a naturalistic one that runs alongside a stream, through a meadow and in the woodland of a steep-sided valley.
Brenda Jet collects plastic waste, such as tangled fisherman’s twine which she patiently cleans, unravels, then winds into neat balls of raw material. The finished sculpture is felt-like, colourful and textural.
Although A’net is on permanent display at Broomhill, the sculpture is a travelling one and can be moved into different positions. I’m glad this quirky, intriguing manifestation was the one we saw. I liked it a lot (and have since met more than one tree I thought would look good with an A’net on it).
Regular readers may remember this post about Sarah Emily Porter’s Anatomy of Colour which is also on permanent exhibition there. I still have quite a few more pictures from Broomhill to share when the mood takes me. 🙂