Comfort for the Public Space
I work within the contexts of contemporary textile arts, printmaking and the rich and varied ritual vocabulary found in indigenous cultures and religious imagery. The question that permeates my practice is: What gives us comfort? How do we use the things we see, read and touch to find peace in a stormy world? How can public space be used as an instrument of solace?
Using textile to create my works is a very deliberate choice. It is a tactile material, engaging more senses than just sight. It is soft and harmless, yet capable of transforming into uniforms and flags and banners, becoming an intrinsic and powerful part of propaganda.
The resulting works and projects range in size from intimate to monumental. Color plays an important role, and works evolve organically – each segment relating to the previous and informing the next one.
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