Secret Art 3: The softness of being

Friday, 30 September 2011







Art usually aims to catch the eye, whether displayed in the gallery or at home, pictures on walls or sculptures in space. Secret Art does not call attention to itself, hides behind an unassuming or even shabby exterior, among the other paraphernalia of everyday life, on a shelf or desk, in a cupboard or a drawer. The owner can keep the secret or share it with others, who might also stumble upon it by chance.

Secret Art can live in a sewing box, a jewellery box or a cutlery case, or wherever it can make itself unobtrusively at home, lying in wait to surprise. Secret Art cannot be caught by a quick glance nor contemplated from afar. It calls for closeness to be found and action to be revealed. Secret Art is sensory art, made for curious hands, eyes and minds.


A pretty wooden box protects The softness of being within. Opening to the sound of a melody behind the smooth, shiny surface lies the softness and vulnerability of our inner life: hard pebbles stitched into velvets and silks resting on a scented velvet cushion, flowers on fragmented words of memory.


For sale at Solveighs Textilkabinett

Deutsche Version

Secret Art 2: Toolbox for the Soul









Art usually aims to catch the eye, whether displayed in the gallery or at home, pictures on walls or sculptures in space. Secret Art does not call attention to itself, hides behind an unassuming or even shabby exterior, among the other paraphernalia of everyday life, on a shelf or desk, in a cupboard or a drawer. The owner can keep the secret or share it with others, who might also stumble upon it by chance.

Secret Art can live in a sewing box, a jewellery box or a cutlery case, or wherever it can make itself unobtrusively at home, lying in wait to surprise. Secret Art cannot be caught by a quick glance nor contemplated from afar. It calls for closeness to be found and action to be revealed. Secret Art is sensory art, made for curious hands, eyes and minds.

Toolbox for the Soul is a dark worn case that once contained the family silver, the tools for nourishing the body; now material wealth has been replaced by precious food for the soul. Moths, the winged messengers of the psyche, words torn from the fabric of memory or cut from the dictionary and preserved in wax, and other intriguing objects, scented, shiny or soft, symbols of life and self, to evoke, enchant and enrich thought and feeling.

For sale at Solveighs Textilkabinett

Deutsche Version

Secret Art 1: The white house






Art usually aims to catch the eye, whether displayed in the gallery or at home, pictures on walls or sculptures in space. Secret Art does not call attention to itself, hides behind an unassuming or even shabby exterior, among the other paraphernalia of everyday life, on a shelf or desk, in a cupboard or a drawer. The owner can keep the secret or share it with others, who might also stumble upon it by chance.

Secret Art can live in a sewing box, a jewellery box or a cutlery case, or wherever it can make itself unobtrusively at home, lying in wait to surprise. Secret Art cannot be caught by a quick glance nor contemplated from afar. It calls for closeness to be found and action to be revealed. Secret Art is sensory art, made for curious hands, eyes and minds.

The white house looks abandoned and neglected, the thick white paint has caught the dust as if painted in a rush and is cracking in places. But when the roof is lifted a dark velvet-lined chamber opens to the sounds of a tinkling melody, holding snippets of childhood memories printed on and stitched into the fabric of life.

For sale at Solveighs Textilkabinett

Deutsche Version

Last few days to see 'Touch & Tell' at the Freud Museum London

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Touch & Tell by Solveigh Goett & Judith Alder at the Freud Museum closes on Sunday 2 October at 5pm.

Touch & Tell - Freud Museum London

Tuesday, 13 September 2011


More information on the Freud Museum website

This limited edition A3 poster with an added fabric moth is available from the Freud Museum shop for the duration of the exhibition. Afterwards it can be purchased directly from me, subject to availability.Please leave comment with contact details if you are interested.

The 7th International Biennial of Textile Miniatures Vanish/Survive -Vilnius, Lithuania 2011, September 21 – October 8






Solveigh Goett: Growth
15cm x 15cm x 6cm, Garlic husk & cotton

Rainbow colours: Brighton Pride August 2011