prism

textile inspired art

prism

textile inspired art

Helen MacRitchie

Helen concentrates upon the detail found in nature and the landscape recreating the impressions and feelings these evoke through selected imagery and contemporary abstract representation. Texture, colour and visual design are significant to the interaction with her audience. She finds the textile interpretation of a subject offers further artistic opportunity to involve sensory awareness – the work is both tactile and visually stimulating.

TEXTILE PRACTICE
Helen often employs wool felt in her practice, drawing satisfaction from the transformational process and close physical connection that occurs through the hand manipulation of wet felting. This medium allows her artistic vision to be expressed sculpturally as desired. The blend of other fabrics and mixed media with felt presents further interest through play on differences in surface texture, opacity and rigidity. Machine and hand embroidery further enhances the medium by providing both highlighted detail and subtle blending to a work; both distinct line and sympathetic shading. It brings a painterly finesse to an organically formed material.

Waterstock, Oxfordshire, UK

www.helenmacritchiedesigns.com