This free machine embroidered textile piece is part of a collection of works based on drawings from a recent road trip from the Netherlands down to Italy, in particular, the time spent working our way through the Swiss mountains.
I drew hastily as the car wound around the curving tracks, every few moments the dramatic vista changed completely - adding pleasure, pressure and adrenaline to the process.
The vitalitily of the drawings is captured in my approach to stitch: It need not be static and twee, but lively, spontaneous and energising.
Cotton, wool and viscose threads are used on heavy wool cloth: I play with thread tension and thickness to develop a mark making vocabularly akin to painting
Watch a recent interview to hear some of my thoughts on the development of my work
This piece is 90 x 60 cm, sensitively attached to a discreet batten allowing the artwork to flow and undulate natuarally.