woven jacquard tapestry works
Each tapestry begins as a drawing that is then translated via digital jacquard loom to create the woven surface with monochrome warp fringing and multicolour weft fringing. These tapestries are then hand-embroidered in silk and beading, forging a relationship between line and thread. Mark-making and gesture are explored via a satin-stitch embroidery technique that creates tone and form through layers of parallel lines. The process invites a conversation about hatching and blending that draws parallels with a drawing practice, while striking a conversation between material and theme. The legacy of tapestry and embroidery is interwoven with cultural connotations of identity and gender. The historic tension between domestic and professional positioning, alongside embroidery’s role as a vehicle of record and resistance, allow the medium to enhance the message.