My Fine Art practice involves creating artworks that use various art making techniques to complete a work that is dynamic, multi-layered and draws the viewer in to look at the pieces more closely. Someone once described my artwork as "comforting," and then he quickly apologised for using that word. What is wrong with comforting? I love that it was his honest response.
When I was in art school, I did not focus on one discipline. We tried our hands in printmaking, painting, photography, drawing, design and much more. I did not once work with textiles. It is interesting to me to see that is where my art has taken me. It isn't that I enjoy working with textiles, it's more about the finished work and the look I want to achieve. I am a big fan of taking Brutalist architecture and recreating a large, solid, unmoving, harsh slab of concrete into something small, approachable and tactile. It's unexpected. I think this is why I like using textiles with architecture: It's unexpected.