Charlotte Mcalinden BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice
Having explored a variety of different specialisms and mediums during my time as a Textiles in Practice student at Manchester School of Art, my practice has become diverse within the specialism of print. My style focuses on abstract shapes, colour, balance, composition and layering. My practice is predominately, but not limited to, textured paintings. I often use paper collages to begin my work, experimenting with how patterns and colours sit together, before allowing it to become larger scale in the form of murals, installations, paintings, prints and 3D work.
For my final major project I have created a series of art installations for a festival. The festival has an ethos of “a surreal world which brings play to everyone.” Working with this idea of a ‘surreal world’, I have produced a body of work which is based on my day-to-day experiences during the surreal pandemic. I have used my surroundings and everyday experiences to inform a body of vibrant, playful work which have been developed into a selection of art installations.