prism

textile inspired art

prism

textile inspired art

Anita Bruce

Anita’s work is principally about the need to conserve biodiversity and how this is reflected in structure and form in the Natural World. She looks at evolution - the elegantly simple mechanism that creates biodiversity. Her specimen life forms are hitherto unrecorded creatures that dwell in the depths of the ocean. She looks at how life is catalogued, classified and displayed, the blurred boundaries between art and science. Sculptural organic forms reference planktonic life, simple creatures exhibiting complex and beautiful forms often with unfamiliar anatomies.

TEXTILE PRACTICE
The working process used in Anita’s textiles is significant. Sculptures are constructed in thread using simple elemental looping techniques, which are amongst the earliest used by man to construct fabric and practical objects, such as nets and baskets. They reflect Anita’s interests in the archaeology and evolution of stitch. Simple stitches are the building blocks that create complex forms. The repetitions of stitch constructing a fabric from thread references the generations taken to create new species, the cell-like network representing the complex connections that balance the natural world. The linear thread of the textile draws on the continuity of life, organised by the pattern of DNA.

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK

www.anitabruce.co.uk
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<p style="text-align:center;">Goulds Emerald Hummingbirds</p> Goulds Emerald Hummingbirds Knitted Plankton Epaulette Siphonophora