Artist Statement

Artist Statement

Textile Design

 

What media do you use and why?

I firstly begin with acrylic paints and a variety of mediums such as; modrock, Plaster Paris, talcum powder with a term called process led and household items which will create a texture and strong marks within the composition.

What processes are involved in the work? How do the media and processes you use link to your understanding of the underlying themes you are addressing?

The processes are brought together by using consistent methodologies. I produce marks by using my imagination from Nature of Butterflies and trees, which becomes an underlying theme to work with to produce patterns for a large scale.

I begin my process by analysing my paintings for strong marks, once this research is achieved it is copied onto transparent paper for further research. By using another methodology of mirror imaging a pattern is formed which is put together into a rhythm before being exposed onto a screen and ready for print onto materials for windows, doors and walls.

What themes are you interested in? Describe them and why are they important to you. How are these themes expressed in your work?

The themes which interest me are of the 1970s style and trends of wallpaper. My memory of a child is of the fascinating patterns which was similar to block prints and I remember my Late Mother having everything in the décor that was matched in colour for a room. This theme is something which has always been important to myself and it is how it is expressed in my work when working with colour.

The patterns that I produce have a similar theme and can be seen either            individually or in a consistent rhythm on Fabrics and Wallpaper.

 

How do the individual works come together into a coherent practice? Is there a common thread between them?

The individual works do come together as a coherent practice and each one of them are in definite consistency. The patterns do vary and so the common thread between them may change from time to time depending on what type of media has been used at the beginning of the process.

Is there an underlying intention behind the work? What do you want the work to achieve?

My underlying intention is Textile Design for interiors. I would like to see my work achieve in a large market for décor. Curtains, Wallpaper, bedding, cushions. The designs would also benefit as art pieces in exhibitions and galleries.

How do you situate your work intellectually? Are there any particular theories or artists relevant to your work?

Looking at my work intellectually it has room for thought and ideas which can be researched further for more patterns and rhythm. They could be used for interior designs and exhibiting art.

Timorous Beasties and Marrimekko are my inspirational artists who use similar themes in their designs in rhythm and colour. I have found that their work are of a relevance to my own work which has given me a much better understanding of what research could be done within my own practice.

 

Textile Design

 

What media do you use and why?

I firstly begin with acrylic paints and a variety of mediums such as; modrock, Plaster Paris, talcum powder with a term called process led and household items which will create a texture and strong marks within the composition.

What processes are involved in the work? How do the media and processes you use link to your understanding of the underlying themes you are addressing?

The processes are brought together by using consistent methodologies. I produce marks by using my imagination from Nature of Butterflies and trees, which becomes an underlying theme to work with to produce patterns for a large scale.

I begin my process by analysing my paintings for strong marks, once this research is achieved it is copied onto transparent paper for further research. By using another methodology of mirror imaging a pattern is formed which is put together into a rhythm before being exposed onto a screen and ready for print onto materials for windows, doors and walls.

What themes are you interested in? Describe them and why are they important to you. How are these themes expressed in your work?

The themes which interest me are of the 1970s style and trends of wallpaper. My memory of a child is of the fascinating patterns which was similar to block prints and I remember my Late Mother having everything in the décor that was matched in colour for a room. This theme is something which has always been important to myself and it is how it is expressed in my work when working with colour.

The patterns that I produce have a similar theme and can be seen either            individually or in a consistent rhythm on Fabrics and Wallpaper.

 

How do the individual works come together into a coherent practice? Is there a common thread between them?

The individual works do come together as a coherent practice and each one of them are in definite consistency. The patterns do vary and so the common thread between them may change from time to time depending on what type of media has been used at the beginning of the process.

Is there an underlying intention behind the work? What do you want the work to achieve?

My underlying intention is Textile Design for interiors. I would like to see my work achieve in a large market for décor. Curtains, Wallpaper, bedding, cushions. The designs would also benefit as art pieces in exhibitions and galleries.

How do you situate your work intellectually? Are there any particular theories or artists relevant to your work?

Looking at my work intellectually it has room for thought and ideas which can be researched further for more patterns and rhythm. They could be used for interior designs and exhibiting art.

Timorous Beasties and Marrimekko are my inspirational artists who use similar themes in their designs in rhythm and colour. I have found that their work are of a relevance to my own work which has given me a much better understanding of what research could be done within my own practice.