This work has been made since 2013.
It is about the wild nature of people and animals. How we are the same and different. About the nature of weaving and fur and their connections.
The making of fake, the meaning of hair. Fibres, natural and man made.
Also an exploration of colour and unexpected textures.
Looking, observing and watching from a female perspective are key elements of all the work I make.
A homage to the post-war weavers of Europe, and the techniques they resurrected, that inform the contemporary weavers of today.
Wool, hemp, handspun wool, cotton, retro reflective yarn
380 x 500 x 20 mm
retro refelctive yarn
work in progress
Hemp, cotton, linen, wool
100 x 70 x 25 mm
I was using a tiny picture frame as a loom.
195 x 130 mm
cotton. silk, wool
woven tapestry, linen, cotton, wool,
52cm x 16cm
woven tapestry, hemp, wool, silk, metal, cotton,
55cm x 33cm,
woven tapestry, cotton, silk, metal,
31.5cm x 7.5cm,
woven tapestry, wool, cotton, silk,
70cm x 17cm
woven tapestry, cotton, polyester
90mm x 60mm
woven tapestry, cotton, silk, wool.
285mm x 150mm
woven tapestry, wool, cotton, polyester, metal
120mm x 650mm
Rosebud was an exhibition currated by Kate Daw at the Australian Tapestry Workshop. The idea coming from Orsen Wells' Citizen Kane. Rosebud.
These small water colour paintings are about the actual common names given to different varieties of roses.
As a continuation of drawing, and as a preamble to weaving tapestry, the painting can be an end unto itself.
Or creating inspiration for tapestry.
260 x 420 mm
watercolour, guache, pencil
image size, 150 x 290 mm
on 415 x 300 mm watercolour paper
370 x 120 mm
420 x 310 mm
watercolour on inkjet print, from an original drawing.
image size 150 x 160 mm
on 210 x 2950 mm
watercolour and guache on inkjet print,
from original drawing
image size 245 x125 mm
on A4 size paper
Simple graphite pencil is at the heart of all my drawings. These are meanderings though comtemporay culture. Often these drawings are a starting point for other work to follow.