Heidi Flaxman

 

My current body of work is influenced by cartography, topography and geology with a focus on developing a coalescence between digital fabrication techniques and traditional hand making skills; specifically, those of tapestry weaving. The resulting design methodology combines a range of skills which enable me to create three-dimensional textile 'landscapes'. Thus, the traditional flat wall mounted tapestry transforms into a sculptural artefact; linked to the geology and land.

The convergence of these areas challenges me, but also conveys a balance within my practice. I enjoy the immediacy of designing on the computer and combining this with the slower pace of weaving. Each of these being methodical processes informed by iterative planning and sampling.

 

Bristol, UK
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