Tuesday, 27 December 2011

My Textiles

Here is my most recent textile project, it is to be entered into the 'Hand and Lock prize for Embroidery' competition (see below for brief). Hand and Lock is a well established Haute Couture embroidery company. http://www.handembroidery.com/

The desert hermit and the astronaut observe the course of the stars, traces of moonlight at dawn, mica stones on sand and the soaring flight of silvery egrets. On the horizon, touched by the rising sun a virtual mirage appears. It looks like a technological dream in which archaeologists and monks of future times decipher hieroglyphics carved on rough, faded finds and study the sacred gold-covered writings that fill the almost transparent skins of ancient parchments. It’s a mysterious, enigmatic tale that teams the hyper-modern with the remote and the authentic. Textures are desiccated, almost rustic or more precious, shiny and delicately set with gems or finely carved. Paper and embossed surfaces, enriched  with metallic highlights, are striking. The washed out and over-dyed nubuck creates all-new combinations alongside jute, hemp and enriched, weighted linen or dried python skin. The colours are conflicting but closely linked stony and unreal, rough and sparkling.
Colours: Midnight blues and metallics.  Bright whites contrasted with the deepest sunset reds and black.

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