Sculture & Installation
Tutors: Pip Dickens, Beth Harland & Emma Rose
There are unspoken issues regarding textile disposal and the harming of the world in which we live in. Throughout my practice, there is an underlying factor of sustainability, inspired by textile recycling, as I deconstruct used clothing and other materials to create yarns and knit them in which I deem an un-wasteful process. By doing this, I prevent the contribution of unwanted items from landfill in our throwaway society. As I alter the usability of my work, whether that be with a utilitarian purpose or not, and the environment of which it is in, I allow the viewer to acquire an immersive experience with the knitted fabrics, pushing the boundary between what is considered craft and art. I am intrigued by the core social aspects and community values of knitting by which the labour intensive process aids interactivity and I am able to discuss issues regarding sustainability, all while exploring the possibilities of what could be achieved if one were to access the fabric that was to be discarded.