Size (H x W cm) approx: 110 x 110
For sale: £2,000
What the artist says:
My process-led practice is based on personal engagement with landscape and has sustainability at its heart. My background in physical geography and nature conservation underpins my artistic practice. I work with natural fibres and gathered materials, employing natural dyes, stitch, weave and soft basketry techniques. These elements come together in different combinations to create grouped surfaces and structures. Found items form the focus of my response to a landscape. A rusty bucket, crumpled and squashed by vehicles, was found on farmland in Cumbria. I used the bucket, along with gathered oak galls, to stain small units of tapestry weave with rust prints; the surface of the bucket breaking up more with each dyeing event.
I studied Contemporary Surface Design & Textiles at Bradford School of Arts & Media and MA Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University. I work from my studio in Saltaire, West Yorkshire, UK. I exhibit, lecture and teach workshops nationally and internationally.