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 this as a working skill.
Working in textile, I find myself inspired by palettes of colour, juxtapositions of textures, by what comes like whispers 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 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. A ball to attend. The work of everyday. 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 & reships. To have its purpose lived in. To be mended where it's torn. It is a life & history awaiting to be borne.