prism

textile inspired art

prism

textile inspired art

Caroline Kirton

My work is a series of snap shots observing the ups and downs of life. In my practice I try to create a sense of autobiography, recording stories, feelings, emotions and moments in time.
My aim is to increase an audiences awareness of contemporary textiles by telling the stories of the people who are the subject of my pictures. They are designed to arouse discussion and invite interaction whilst showing the importance of building relationships through the generations.
In my practice I use a combination of fabrics, free machine embroidery, appliqué, screen-printing and mixed media to create a moment in time through stitched drawings.


TEXTILE PRACTICE
Caroline Kirton's textile practice is driven by observation situations she finds humorous or poignant. They are created by a stitched line, which she likes to keep as continuous as possible to unfold the story she is telling. The pictures are snapshots of every day life and her intention by making them into line drawings is to give a more contemporary tone.

She uses a mixture of mixed media, free machine embroidery, applique and silk screen print depending on the story she is trying to tell. Wherever possible she uses vintage or recycled fabrics which can evoke memories in her audience.

Hemel Hempstead, Herts, UK

www.carolinekirton.co.uk