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KNITTING

Throughout my practice since the second year of my BA Fine Art, I have worked with knitting as a key element and focal point in my work and process. I learnt how to knit in Dec 2015 and the needles have slowly got bigger and bigger!

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INSTALLATION

Pushing my sculptures further has allowed me to work with installation and creating environments that submerge the viewer. My final piece of my BA Hons in Fine Art was a site specific installation combining all my techniques in sculpture and knitting. Degree Show Installation My work focuses on replacing anxiety attack consequences of scratching myself, […]

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SCULPTURE

Sculpture is never something I though I would be interested in pursuing as a practice, although after working in sculpture for a couple of years, I have developed into a Textile Sculpture Artist.  Furniture out in the Environment Furthering my experiments on furniture I have taken the work out into the environment and photographed it […]

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SKETCHBOOK

Sketchbooks are a key part of my working practice across all my different mediums. I do not go anywhere without one in my bag or car, so here I will be revealing the secrets to all my work and the thinking processes behind how I develop sculptures, drawings and other work.  My Working Studio Space […]

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HOME

As an artist I look into making knitting a more profound and widely acknowledged art form. I create work in a very process lead way exploring materials in relation to knitting and how to manipulate the material. I consider myself a Textile Sculpture artist, whilst also producing installation work and using space as a key factor within my work. I love exploring different materials and I am currently exploring expanding foam pushing through knitting and the spaces in-between them, not only as stand alone pieces but also involving other materials such as furniture, specifically chairs.

As I have just come out of a Fine Art Degree, I feel this area of my work has shaped me as an artist, my statement from the show is as follows.

Knitting is often seen as an old constructive craft technique which was used to create garments and blankets for practical use. My work uses the technique in more creative way, to make work that is made in both response and to alleviate the anxiety attacks I suffer from. The repetition of knitting on oversized handmade needles produces large open nets which tower high above the viewer. They are stretched and set in paint, that both conceals and celebrates the yarn and the structure of knitting. The textiles sculptures are stripped of their natural material properties when they are submerged in the paint. Focusing on colour, the work is eye-catching and draws the viewer in to walk up to, around and through the work, this naturally creates movement in the work as they are floating from the ceiling.

Have a look through my website for recent gallery visits, new artwork and a blog on all of my issues and research I am coming across through studying my Masters in Fine Art. 

Enjoy x

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