prism

textile inspired art

prism

textile inspired art

Eileen Harrisson

Eileen has now embarked on a PhD in Fine Art at Aberystwyth University within which she continues to explore her passion for mark-making through hand stitch and the reciprocal relationship between colour, stitch and sound. She believes in the interrelatedness of artistic creativity whether in stitched mark, word or musical note and all these elements combine in current work. A recipient of an Arts Council of Wales award, she is delighted to be working with her son, musician and composer Ed Harrisson, on a new project involving music, textile hangings and accompanying book.


TEXTILE PRACTICE
Colour and rhythms of the hand-stitched mark play a central role in Eileen’s practice and she brings images into being through layers of opaque and transparent fabrics, painting in acrylics and colouring materials with silk paints using a wet-on-wet technique. She manipulates fabrics to bring out the sculptural qualities of cloth and uses materials three-dimensionally, such as netting, mulberry bark and mirror shards. Eileen’s work encompasses wall pieces, artist’s books and installations, through all of which she expresses and communicates her concerns for humanity, ecology and the life of the soul.
Of Silence and Butterflies Swirl of Bright Water Towards the Light