prism

textile inspired art

prism

textile inspired art

Alexandra Duncan

Alex’s work is frequently inspired by nature, particularly water, the sea, rivers and waterfalls, often from Scotland where she started life.
She enjoys stitching for its own sake which can involve making naturalistic figurative pieces. However she also enjoys the process of tackling an abstract idea and working through it to develop a visual approach, followed by sampling to choose suitable, effective materials.
Where appropriate she prefers to work in three dimensions, and is interested in form and space, and the movement of light.


TEXTILE PRACTICE
Alex is fascinated by the possibilities provided by the infinite range of materials available to the contemporary artist, and loves experimenting with different materials. She likes working with natural fibres and natural colours, and using a range of processes like dyeing, burning and melting. In three dimensional work she often uses a combination of wire, wool, other fibres and papier maché. In figurative work she combines painting with added fabrics and stitching, followed by a further application of paint.
Her recent work has involved rug knotting, needle felting, and combining soft wool with plastic and cellophane.




Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, UK