BA (HONS) DESIGN FOR TEXTILES

Good Grief; The recovery through process and making.

My inspiration is taken from grief and loss and portrayed by illustrating stages of my life combined with textile technique, my artworks evoke vibrancy and consideration whilst maintaining depth and movement. It’s important for myself to portray life in a celebratory manner and break the ominous unspoken topic of death, therefore I implement colour at every opportunity. I’m inspired by texture and portraying emotion in an illustrative painterly fashion and I strive to evoke a nostalgic, warming connection with my viewers. Although print is my main discipline, I’m particularly fond of artist Jan Koen Loman for her tangibility and Alex Proba whose use of colour has inspired my work. I find it honourable when designers use their trauma as a creative drive.

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A canvas fabric installation illustrating the complex stages of grieving, the piece is constructed using multiple hand rendered techniques such as machine stitch, tufting and embroidery.

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Visualisation of a Photoshop collage, the art piece symbolises the complexity of grieving using digitally formatted mixed media techniques.

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An unapologetic painting composed by suspending various objects of sentimental value, playing with colour and scale.

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A tufted section of my painting along side an embellished patchwork blanket, this photo highlight's the contrasting texures aswell as cohesion in colour and scale.

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A digital drawing created by reusing element's of my initial painting's.

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