Stella a textile artist, researcher and teacher currently lives and works here in the North West.
Her work is an exploration of the symbiotic relationship shared by humans and textiles and is rooted in historical British textile craft practice and references the forensic scientific premise that cloth is like a net, capturing and containing evidence of the processes through which it has passed and the people with whom it has had contact.
Using natural materials such as linen and wool Stella immerses herself in the process of textile making, ‘living through’ the construction of cloth then, the further layering of print and stitch on the cloth, finally combining the cloth with the projected film and animation. The resulting cloth 'fragments' and cropped soundless moving images encourage the viewer to consider that which is not seen as being equally important as that which is seen.
These images are taken with permission from Stella's website and are subject to copyright so please do not use them for commercial purposes
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