For many years photography and, specifically, self-portraiture have played a key role in all my work. Each portrait, often manipulated, is digitally printed onto silk chiffon. Hand felted with Merino wool, the portrait is then hand stitched. While most of the manipulated images become Textiles, each series of work generates ‘stand alone’ photographs.
ICU the name of a group of limited edition photographic prints. Like the Textile images, the prints continue my exploration of conflicting narratives; the softness and flexibility of the textures contrasting with the often uncompromising expression.