My work is concerned with the evocation of memories; with fragments of time captured and preserved from childhood recollections.
Hand made paper, printed textiles and machine embroidery are combined to build a surface quality that alludes to how a recollection might appear in the mind's eye; as elements of the imagery are faded, dilapidated and re-worked in layers.
The defined areas of embroidery are representative of details that remain sharp even when a recollection is faded. Often these details are small and seemingly insignificant to the focal point of the piece. As time passes our memories can become altered and 'embellished'.
The vivid textile pieces in this collection evoke a sense of commemoration of personal childhood memories. The softer, subtle and tactile paper works suggest a sense of fragmentation, as elements fade and dissipate as time passes.