A series of work which combines clothes I have worn into representations of landscapes I have experienced. All made from silk and combined with a spectrum of silk pieces I have been given.
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.
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