BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice
As a printed textile designer my practice translates illustrative painting into visual storytelling. I develop research through my own photography which supports me to curate ideas and undertake visual research through oil painting, collage, assemblage and textile print making. I use styling and art direction to locate my work as fashion print which crosses the design, display and illustration boundaries. My final year practice has centralised around the theme of feline connotations of feminine identities. I play with the conceived notion that women in the domestic realm can contemplate and muse upon perceptions of gender and the role of gender within specified spaces such as within supermarkets. I also engage with the exploration of the use of domestic visual language within the everyday that is used to describe femininity and how this can be interpreted into material choices and occasionally, chaos.