Size (H x W cm) approx: 40 x 30 (x 2 deep)
Not for sale
Materials: Warp: Cotton. Weft: Cotton, Copper, Paper, Jesmonite, Mill Debris
What the artist says:
I am a Leeds-based contemporary tapestry artist working with jesmonite, an eco-friendly acrylic resin capable of replicating intricate detail. Through my practice I consider how industrial buildings that are no longer used for their original purpose invoke memory and attachment. These atmospheric spaces hold evidence of their past use; the derelict, the decayed and the re-purposed.
I work predominantly with found objects from the site, reproducing these in jesmonite to create small units which I then weave into cloth on an upright loom. Vibrant colour is used, chosen from the graffitied walls, with the bold shift in gradients taken from historic dye books. The finished work takes on a sculptural quality that explores the combination of traditional techniques with new material technology. This approach enables the work to maintain a physical and visual connection to the site it documents, linking place, memory and materiality from the past to the present day.
Photo © Luke Holroyd