detail Pulse of morning- Silver and ink on mended fabric

I work with post consumer and mended textiles filled with marks and sings of presence. The same marks that make them unsuitable for modern life are my starting point. This textiles have all been given to me by someone and so they speak of generosity and circular culture. To the offering of the hands that made it, and all the previous marks, I  add my mendings. I mend them visibly and intentionally, as a remainder of the fragility of life and the care it is calling for.

 

I compose colourful scenes inspired in quotidian life in a meticulous assemblage of textiles and drawings. layered within the familiar images, there is an ongoing invitation to be more present in our everyday and rediscover the traces of a deeper connection with the natural world and each other.