prism

textile inspired art

prism

textile inspired art

Paulene Cattle

Paulene’s work is inspired by the urban built environment, drawing attention to the overlooked minutiae of the metropolis, highlighting the background noise of society.
Current work concentrates on the surfaces underfoot and the evidence and effects of traffic and the elements.
Also ongoing is the practice of yarn-bombing or textile graffiti – embroidering around street furniture and other encountered objects. Close up photographs highlight previously unnoticed details and create a permanent record of this ephemeral art form.

TEXTILE PRACTICE
Paulene’s practice utilises a wide variety of media including handmade felt, stitch, photography, various printmaking processes and time based media.
Handmade felt is used to realise many of Paulene’s ideas, often with other fabrics and found objects embedded. Texture is added to the resulting cloth with hand or machine stitching and this surface may be printed using screens or intaglio plates.
Larger pieces serve as backgrounds for projected images or have integral soundtracks.
Don't Step on the Lines...II (detail) Drain Intervention (detail) Mall Intervention I Riverside Intervention II