Janet Edmonds

The geology of Britain's coastline has long been an inspiration for textile work reflecting my early years living by the sea.

I am fascinated by the rhythms of the sea and weather, which over time, creates imperceptible changes to the structure of coast, rocks, stones and sand. 

My colour palette is generated through the infinite subtlety of tone, texture and light of the natural environment and this influences choices of fabric, thread and technique.

 

Process is bound closely to ideas: the ceaseless round of tides bound to intervals of time are linked to the rhythm of stitching and the contemplative repetition of wrapping cloth.  Every movement changes the last minutely, often only apparent with the passage of time.

Natural fibres are used to create works usually in three dimensions, continuing an exploration of form that has endures for many years.  Works may be made by hand or machine and the challenge of creating a fabric that stiffens and supports itself is always satisfying.

Recent work with a print has provided new inspiration for colour and surface and a fresh look at drawing.

"Art washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life" - Pablo Picasso

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