About

I am a textiles artist living in Norfolk.

I graduated with a 1st Class BA(Hons) in Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art and Design,  in 2010.

ARTISTS STATEMENT

Having studied constructed textiles my work challenges established concepts of weave. Working off loom, I lay both warp and weft simultaneously, wrapping yarn directly around a frame structure. By applying my own mathematical formulae to the intersecting layers of yarn, geometric forms emerge. These structures react with light to create a constantly changing visual experience, intensified as the observer moves around the work.

My work is initially process driven: an exploration of the interaction between horizontal and vertical lines, each new project beginning with a questioning of the technique and experimenting with new ways of wrapping. Wrapping is an instinctive process for me; my underlying motivations and influences becoming apparent as new pieces are produced.

The frame is of utmost importance to the work, providing the essential structure as well as a visual contrast to the yarn. In conjunction with form, colour is a key element in my work. The inspiration for my choice of colour is wide ranging, often combining the natural and man-made world, in whatever way feels right to me at the time. Hand-dyeing my own yarns allows me to control my palette and fine-tune colour combinations to create specific resonance and contrast.