It has been a busy few weeks. The Knitting and Stitching Show in the UK has opened. I have two pieces in the New Zealand Contemporary Textile artists exhibition there. Both are using my hand painted, stamped and stencilled fabrics. I have machine stitched and then hand stitched to give lots of visual texture.
I am totally fascinated and seduced by marks at the moment. I don’t care if they are stitched or drawn. I use them to guide the viewer around the work, to explore and interact with the work. The two pieces connect visually through colour and line, but are made as two separate pieces.
The second thing I have been working on is my painting for the David Ryan student work exhibition. This opened at the Refinery Artspace, Halifax St Nelson on Tuesday night.