UNIQUE ONE-OFF PIECES OF TEXTILE ART
for exhibitions as well as bespoke commissioned textiles. Suitable for both decor or, stretched over canvas frames and free hanging. Surfaces are manipulated, cut, abstracted, deconstructed and embellished with machine and hand stitching.
”I am fascinated with mark making and the revealing element of the process. The design is build up by taking away layers, adding extra elements and colours in a graphic or drawn expression. Decisions are made, what to leave and what to take away, revealing the next image and so it continues until I feel the piece has found its voice."
WHAT I MAKE ARE FUNCTIONAL WORKS OF ART.
Working intuitively, trying not to think but to feel, starting with colours and often pattern, like painting with threads and material. Each piece is a process, it develops and emerges, some elements are appliqued, some are cut away. All are quilted. The individual technique that has evolved over the years is based on the needlework technique Reverse appliqué. What is born is abstract, random, contemporary, raw, with a tangible energy. The fascination comes from the development of the process as the spark of an idea takes off and allows freedom and creativity to come through.
YOU TOO, WANT TO EXPRESS LOVE &