NEDA: BEARING WITNESS
SEEING THE TREES FOR THE WOOD
Although I have been involved in textile activities for over three decades, including hand spinning, hand dyeing and weaving of cloth, I have found in tapestry weaving a textile medium that more completely enables my creativity to find expression. I find it has the unique characteristic of combining opportunistic spontaneity whilst developing in a very measured way over time.
Essentially I see the process of tapestry weaving as a form of textile painting which goes beyond the two-dimensional constraints of fine art, allowing texture, depth and 'substance' to be embedded in the finished piece to create a very distinctive 'presence'.
Whilst much of my work draws on observation of everyday life, I am increasingly extending my ideas into more conceptual pieces and three dimensional weaving as well as exploring collaboration with traditional artists through re-interpretation of their work.