Couture Drawing responds to, and challenges, materiality - looking at what happens when I combine processes from different disciplines;  playing with materials - investigating the inter-connectedness of practice. 

The fabric used in many pieces is organza - a favourite of couture houses for ballgowns of the  1950's. It is  a silky, stiff, transparent material..... hard to sew - but looks amazing when folded and layered, and holds its form. 

I have been reading Rebecca Solnit's A Field Guide to Getting Lost in which the author refers to getting lost as   ".... the unfamiliar appearing"  and talks about how the explorer "ceased to be lost not by returning but by turning into something else".

Couture Drawing (2020-21)

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