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Found objects on my local beach, often textile in nature, are of increasing impact in my work. It makes sense for my art practice to explore this further. Having little knowledge or experience of the textile medium makes this a very exciting prospect for me. I love discovering things, and often, when one has no idea what one is doing or how materials will behave and react to what you do with them, oneís work takes on a life of its own. The artist begins to feel like an observer in oneís own studio.
Here are some textile works attempting to re-present that unique space on Seahamís Blast beach, a place where nature and industry collided. East Durhamís unique geology, coupled with over a century of despoliation from the mining, chemical, iron and glass industries make for a rich seam of exploration.
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Nothing Stays the Same
Freed by the Sea
Beneath the Fish
Mag Lime Stack b (detail2)
Pool Life - Anemones