prism

textile inspired art

prism

textile inspired art

Lisa Earley

Cloth in one form or another has been a part of my life, for as long as I can remember; the fabric of my life you could say. I am attracted to the tactile quality of textiles, the diversity of surface, the subtlety variation of colour and tone, not to mention the subliminal memories that can be reignited by the sight, smell or touch of a forgotten garment or fragment of cloth. This mantra has guided me through my careers in textile design, education and more recently as a textile artist.

TEXTILE PRACTICE
I am currently interested in imagining the alternative back stories to figures from literature and society. The preposition ‘what if’ intrigues me on a visual and psychological level, along with the vulnerability of the character’s plight.
My work is largely figurative, explored through the use of mixed media, in particular combining etching and lithography onto cloth with stitch drawing. I have followed a mantra of using paper techniques on cloth and vice versa, but am now viewing paper and cloth as one entity to be used as compatible substrates. Recently I have been converting my charcoal drawings into monochrome stitch.


Winchester, Hampshire, UK

They were so hungry, what harm could it do. Snow White never could refuse a juicy Braeburn Nettle shirt for the sixth Swan brother The Cautionary Tales