More recently I have advanced my tapestry weaving to emulate key themes from my screen-printed textile work. This first example was taken from my hand printmaking processes including collagraph technique. I wanted to show off the beauty and fragility of nature and natural forms and used my artwork and printmaking as the initial source material. Silk, linen and woollen threads were used to highlight colour, pattern and complexity in nature.
This more recent example heralds a new direction in tapestry weaving for me as I am now increasingly influenced by what I have to say and communicate in my textile art. My handprint making processes connect with my tapestry weaving as I focus on existential issues through objects and meaning, to establish connections and relationships.
I have always been enthralled with nature and natural forms as Inside Out above demonstrated. With the use of wool both surfaces of a shell have been explored. Below… Aspects of a flint and rock have been illustrated through colour and shape as evidenced throughout my screen making processes.