prism

textile inspired art

prism

textile inspired art

Nikki Parmenter

Nikki is a Cheshire based artist specialising in mixed media, textile based pieces. She takes her inspiration from a variety of sources and is particularly interested in the way in which ancient societies created a series of visual symbols to represent the things which were important to them. She investigates nature, myth, symbolism and legend and draw parallels between societies, showing that although many people have different beliefs we are all united by visual iconography.

She uses a wide range of materials in her work including felt, fabric, threads, beads, metal, acetate, Angelina fibres, wire, hose pipe, pipe cleaners, plastics, jewellery, wood, car spray, paint, padding, metal mesh, felt pens, paper and funky foam. An important component of many pieces of work is the inclusion of fused fabrics which form a strong base layer upon which other materials are placed.

Poynton, Cheshire, UK

www.nikkiparmenterartworks.com

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