uncovering the blanket
so much depends
uncovering the blanket form
breathing room --detail
Traces and subtexts
I am intrigued by the possibilities of textiles – of textures and fibres to evoke emotion. I believe that our sense of touch is one of the most powerful and profound vehicles of human experience. Philsophically I believe touch and haptic sense can tigger emotional responses that are more profound than language. Thus, I am drawn to materials with strong tactile qualities as metaphors through which to explore concepts such as memory, relational attachments, cultural, family and personal narratives.
I am deeply committed to well crafted work. To me, the technique and execution of the idea are as important as the concept itself. I am not afraid of creating beautiful objects.
Working with materials such as embroidered gampi paper, tea bags, book pages, silk, raw and hand spin wool, spun paper, and cotton, and using techniques such as smocking, free motion embroidery, hand spinning, weaving, burning and the wearing away of material, I create figurative and abstracted forms that are densely layered, much like the memories and stories with which I work.