prism

textile inspired art

prism

textile inspired art

Fiona Rainford

Fiona Rainford’s work is inspired by the natural world and natural processes related to the passage of time --- the effects on shapes and surfaces as they are subjected to heat, cold, air and water. Images related to the growth and decay of plant forms serve as a reminder of the fragility of our natural environment and the effects that we have on it. Microscopic images reveal wonderful shapes and structures.


TEXTILE PRACTICE
The work encompasses various textile techniques----- felting, bonding, dyeing, hand and machine stitch. Initial ideas come from drawings and photographs which lead on to a sampling process, prior to construction of the final work.


Preston, Lancashire, UK

Basket of Pods Seed Pods Fibrous Hidden Place series