The Time Traveller's Closet
...A Milliner dreams she is an elf and returns to the cloth of clouds and moss...
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I am attracted to methods that embrace impulse.
I have always been interested in impulse as a working skill. And have endeavoured to be its devotee.
Working with textiles, I am inspired by palettes of colour, juxtapositions of textures; by what comes like a pillow talk of what the body would like to wear. I find fashion a place of revolution. Scissors a gateway drug. Needle & Thread a simple technology for making & creating systems that fit me. Obstacles, a chance to turn the world upside down. To find innovative solutions that work on many levels to bring great satisfaction.
I am drawn to working with offcuts, church sale finds, treasures that I stumble upon. Discovery is a modus operandis that infuses each piece.
But of course, Fashion as an artwork implies a dénouement, a being placed in the world. It begs a ball to attend. A walk in the world of everyday. An ornament of the celebrations of life & death. It implies & yearns to be moved & played; to be worn & tested of its use; to be settled unto a body, to have its pockets filled with acorns & roseships. To have its purpose lived in. To be mended where it's torn. It is a life & history awaiting to be borne.