prism

textile inspired art

prism

textile inspired art

Mary Gray

Mary is fascinated by the dancing reflections on the surface of moving water, ever changing, fragmented imagery that distorts reality.
Whether the movement comes from the flow of a river, the rhythm of the sea or the wake of a swimmer in a pool, the surface becomes multifaceted and fractured.
The camera, in close up, captures a moment and there is a sense of ‘other worldliness’ about the resulting images.
Mary’s work concerns the depiction of these strange fractured reflections and transient moments of energy in cloth and stitch.

TEXTILE PRACTICE
Drawing and photography are key to developing Mary’s ideas. The materials and techniques she uses reference her subject matter and she likes to explore different materials, often sourced from hardware stores, as appropriate.
Mary finds that plastic, stitched and then heat treated creates a fluid and water-like cloth. It bends, buckles, distorts, stretches, shrinks, fragments and produces different qualities of light.

Milford, Surrey, UK

Line Dances (detail) Reflective Moment (detail) River Dance (detail) The Swimmer (detail)