prism

textile inspired art

prism

textile inspired art

Alexandra Duncan

Alex’s main interest is in form and space, and the way that a three-dimensional object changes as the viewer moves around it.
Her Dip HE work consisted of a series of pods, containing a hypothetical life-force restrained within a skin. This idea grew from consideration of the transformative processes observed within insect pupae in the natural world.
Recently she has been working with a combination of copper and wool canvas work, inspired by Arabic script, and on a series of abstract shapes based on drawings of leaves, designed to catch and reflect light.

TEXTILE PRACTICE
Alex is fascinated by the possibilities provided by the infinite range of materials available to the contemporary artist, and loves experimenting with new materials.
The pods were made using wire, cellophane, latex, resin and various yarns and cords (crocheted). A number of them were burned, to indicate the strength of the escaping life-force.
Her recent work involves mulberry bark and sisal fibres with resin and perspex, the pieces being hung in long strings to move as air currents pass through them. She also explores various knotting techniques with a variety of natural fibres.




Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, UK


Light Leaves Signature Hanging Pods Source of the Winds