“Tree Change” and “Tree Huggers”
Textile and Fibre
My body of work explores the tree change made by my family, and my personal transition from coast to country. Aspects of the built and natural world represent the cathartic personal changes brought about by our new environment. The tactile nature of fabric and the brightly coloured embroidery express the joy and comfort found in immersing ourselves in the natural world. Simple architectural structures represent the quiet, blissful and secure sanctuary we have created. The figure, string and found objects represent how our environment moulds us and the ways in which emotional intelligence grows and adapts to where we live.