Textile Mixed Media Installation, 2016.
The soft, luxurious qualities inherent in the materials I use are contradictory to the coarse and sometimes unpleasant emotions instigating their creation. The visible stitches over the surface evoke mental scars of wounds that have been inflicted and repaired. Everything that is susceptible to transformation is cut and sewn. ‘Dry’ fabrics such as hessian sacking and nylon tights are used to create the appearance of skin. Alongside, 'wet' silky fabrics and beading are used to create intricate and beautiful, yet putrid sections of innards exposed through the ‘skins’ of the forms.