Modes of Making/Meaning – Artist Statements

‘I seek an understated restraint, balance, tension, rhythm: an essential stillness.

The work is rooted in an emotional, spiritual and physical engagement with the land, drawing on direct experiences of remote, raw, edgy landscape and specifically rock. It has been described as ‘meditative… a deeply contemplative experience’.

Constructed pieces and drawings in two and three dimensions are abstract and minimal. They explore repetition and interval; investigating territories of expression in raphia, hemp, linen, lead, stone or shadow.’

Sue Lawty (Weaver) –   http://www.suelawty.co.uk/   19/11/2013

CALCULUS 2009 2x3m Natural stone on gesso (photo credit John Coombe)

CALCULUS
2009
2x3m
Natural stone on gesso
(photo credit John Coombe)

Sue Lawty focuses on the meaning of her work, because it is created to engage with the environment and replicate the structure that is normally created through her weave work.

On the other hand, she also focuses on the making because she describes the process as ‘meditative’ meaning that the work is therapeutic, allowing her to take time and enjoy the making process. She also thinks about the materials she uses in order to create an abstract and minimal piece of work.

‘My work plays between the functional and sculpture. I am currently exploring more conceptual ideas with a particular interest in spatial installations. I feel restricted by the categorization ‘crafts’ preferring to see myself as an artist.’

Harriet Hill (Felt maker)-  http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/i/interview-harriet-hill-contemporary-textile-artist/    19/11/2013

A Brief History: 20.11.06 - 24.11.06, Harriet Hill, 2006

A Brief History: 20.11.06 – 24.11.06, Harriet Hill, 2006

Harriet Hill focuses on the meaning of her work because she works with conceptual ideas, working within large spaces. This allows her to be more adventurous because anything is possible. She only has space and time as her limitations, which can change depending on her location.

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