Monday, 14 September 2009

'Two for Joy'

"Two for Joy' is one of the projects I'm currently working on. It is still very much in its infancy. It is a collaborative jewellery project I'm working on along with Artist Lois Whitehead.

Drawings castin resin

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

New Designers 2009

I was selected to take my Bronte project 'Beyond the Margins' to the New Designers Show in London. This was a really exciting experience for me as it was a change to show my work to a huge audience. I had amazing feedback about the work and some truely weird and wonderful suggestions of where I might take the project next. This is the statement that accompanied the work:

‘Beyond the Margins’

Textile installation piece

I spent some time researching at the Brontё Parsonage Museum in

Haworth, West Yorkshire. The museum is based in the actual house in

which the three sisters lived. The rooms in the museum are laid out like they were when the Brontё family lived there in the 19thcentury.

The house witnessed intense creativity; I felt that traces of it lingered within its walls. My work is a response to my experience

of the museum; it explores the sense of presence felt within the seemingly undisturbed rooms.

Embroidered, silk screen printed and needle punched garments float in space over the simple white furniture, evoking a

metaphysical feel. Laser cut letters compose fragmented sentences from Brontё literature; the words cling to the furniture and

creep across the floor.