prism

textile inspired art

prism

textile inspired art

Jeryl Church

Jeryl’s work is concept-driven and rooted in language. Its departure point is frequently paper: a container of ideas and holder of memory. She is excited that the messages in her work are dependent on the way they are encoded, received and their context. Her increasing use of the book, with its sense of familiarity and potential to add meaning, invites the viewer to be curious, have memories triggered and encourages contemplation. Personal connection with her work is of paramount importance.

TEXTILE PRACTICE
It is the concept behind the work that informs Jeryl’s choice of materials and processes to carry out her ideas visually. Paper is frequently used for its translucency and fragility, being worked with wax, inks, bleach and a variety of threads. Personal photographs, letters and documents play a significant part. She deconstructs, conceals and re-constructs to articulate meaning. Repetitive elements and the meditative and rhythmic process of making by hand are features of her work. She uses processes which have linguistic connections with text and the concept being explored. Currently she is weaving from yarn spun from written memories.




Basingstoke, UK

www.jerylchurch.com

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