New Blood Art

After visiting the Aberystwyth Degree show and seeing my work, newbloodart.com got in touch with me. They are going to represent me online! Still sorting out the details, but I shall have a page up soon on their site, with my work for sale.

Above is a silk crochet piece, tentatively entitled ‘In My Craft or Sullen Art’… or maybe that should just be ‘Untitled Crochet 1’. I do not know! To be pretentious or not, that is the question… It is one of the bigger pieces of work from my ‘Do Not Think’ project. I love the way it drapes and falls. Displayed on a white wall like this, it almost becomes a drawing. With this piece I wanted to prove that crochet could indeed be beautiful and decadent in its own right, dispelling any horribly tacky crochet clichés.

Having finished university, my mind is all tangled and full of the work I want to make. I need to focus on something, and just get on with it. These are exciting times!

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Aberystwyth Degree Show 2011

 

I exhibited an installation piece called ‘Do Not Think’, which involved 183 small pieces of crochet (in silk and cotton), and tiny, hand embroidered text.

Do Not Think is about false hope, words which should remain unsaid, and the sometimes futile attempt of trying to stop ourselves from thinking unwanted thoughts. The process of creating this work was as important as the finished piece; both crochet and embroidery keep the mind occupied.

I have never been so content with a piece of work, both aesthetically and conceptually. It is highly beautiful, yet also vulnerable and sinister. The subversive nature of my art, this juxtaposition of beauty and darkness, has always been important, and is something that I wish to continue exploring.