The rich and deepening relationship of textiles and fine art exemplifies this dynamic and it is within this framework that I work. My interests reflect the ideology of the Arts and Crafts Movement as much as it comments on contemporary painting. My practice the work is attempting to return the fabric to their origins of aesthetic beauty and statements of wealth, where the fabric was first produced using hand woven or woodblock printed techniques. It is returning a mass-produced, aesthetically conservative design back to an aesthetically desirable commodity. In my practice, materials are not only brush and paints but also needle and thread the process is important as the work is painstakingly hand stitched forming a conflict with the mass produced fabric that forms the base of the work creating works were the opposing characteristics play off each other to maximum aesthetic effect.


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