embroidery onto acrylic canvas 40cm x 40cm. 2015
Oil,acrylic & neon pink embroidery. 55cm x 55cm. (SOLD)
PAINT WITH THREAD COLLECTION
An abrupt moment of time, energy, chance and the accidental are captured in the inimitable splatters of paint. However, get closer and you will see this was no accident, in fact not even paint; they are embroidered paint splatters.
The carefully planned, labour intensive act of delicately stitched threads, cunningly mimic yet contradict the very nature of the subject matter, creating juxtaposition between the intentional and accidental, the premeditated and the impulsive.
Blurring the lines between textile art and fine art, I use embroidery as the dominant medium, challenging notions of traditional painting techniques by mimicking its characteristics through embroidery. Expressed through a dark and slightly anarchic sense of humour, the Paint With Thread series draws attention to the fashionability and status of textile art. Pulling it to the foreground and striping away its passive femininity. My aim is to transform the gentle act of embroidery into the dominant force, an embodiment of control, power and beauty.
The Paint With Thread series also pay homage to those happy accidents which lead to new ideas and new ways of thinking. Celebrating the creative progress found through error. Mistakes; “They don’t define you, they refine you”, Salvador Dali.
embroidery onto acrylic canvas 60cm x 40cm. 2015
embroidery onto acrylic canvas 60cm x 60cm. 2015
Acrylics & black embroidery. 50cm 50cm. (SOLD)
Acrylics & black embroidery. 75cm x 75cm. (SOLD)
Acrylics & neon yellow embroidery. 100cm x 55cm. (SOLD)
Oil, acrylic & black embroidery. 120cm x 85cm. (SOLD)
Oil, acrylic & gold thread embroidery. 85cm x 70cm. (SOLD)
Oil,acrylic & neon pink embroidery. 55cm x 55cm
Acrylics & black embroidery. 45cm x 45cm
Acrylics & gold thread embroidery. 55cm x 55cm. (SOLD)
Oil, acrylic & black embroidery. 50cm x 50cm. (SOLD)
Acrylics and neon orange embroidery on canvas
50cm x 50cm