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 a natural and powerful conveyor of beliefs.
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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