Over the last 26 years my inspiration has comes from the sea and my love of sailing. In Scotland we are never more the 50 miles from the sea. For some it has great beauty for others it is a destructive and frightening force. It is these two contrary views of the sea and our relationship with it that I find so fascinating.
Current work is developed by studying the surface of the sea: currents, tides, whirlpools and maelstrom, the powerful ebb and flow of water. The work is not a literal translation of something seen or remembered, but a metaphor to our lives.
Inspired by processes and materials I have been exploring the 3 dimensional qualities that can be achieved within tapestry. Using weave, stitch, paper, to introduce new textural possibilities and questioning the definition of what Contemporary Tapestry should be.