Private View : Identity Ashmoleon

For this series I have incorporated elements of silk clothes I have worn . The idea is to touch on our memories of experiencing landscapes. The images are composite topographical memories of places I have been and evoke the atmosphere experienced.

The clothes are complemented with silk fabric and thread I have collected or been given from all over the world. I like to use silk as it is historically diverse in its origin and use. It is luxurious, natural and biodegradable; it is versatile and strong while fragile and transient.

I aim for the media of the pictures to be ambiguous from a distance; they could be paintings, photographs or prints- they have to be looked at properly as a landscape might.

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Green and Pleasant

Green and Pleasant is a framed artwork exploring the make-up of our landscape and our ability to change and alter its course and composition (both positively and negatively).

It is made from a variety of silk fabrics and thread, formed from previously worn clothes and textile offcuts. But from a distance the medium is ambiguous and it is only through careful and close scrutiny that the way it is made becomes clear. The foreground deconstructs the elements and offers a path (and key) to considering the landscape as a whole.

The piece seeks to encourage us to analyse what makes up the world around us, how it has become what it is and how we can effect positive change through our intervention.

 

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Handmade in Britain / Ashmolean competition Identity

I am showing work at the Ashmolean in mid June and Handmade in Oxford at the end of June. I have been selected as one of 20 makers for the competition Identity. There is an online vote - it would be very much appreciated if you could spend a moment and vote for me! The work explores memories of places I have visited made from silk clothes I have worn. The piece below is a view of a Japanese lake from a trip made in 2016 from Tokyo to Naoshima

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