WEST CORK TEXTILE ARTIST
in West Cork I am so stimulated by my surroundings; the intimate and
immediate landscapes at my feet, the hedgerows, the empty hillsides and
endless rocky shorelines that I explore. I have recently
discovered the joys of working with textiles: the combination of
colours, pattern, texture, the history and story behind each scrap is
meaningful and exciting. Gathering fabric from different sources, I
‘mix’ them together, much like a painter would use paint; layering and
stitching, providing depth, tone and shading. I feel I am 'painting'
with textiles. The vast versatility of textiles excites me and I revel
in the endless possibilities and potential of this great medium.
Despite the tactile nature of my medium it is the visual impact
of my pieces that stimulates and thrills me.
Julia is exhibiting her work at the Blue House Gallery, Schull
When Moth Like Star were Flickering Out
Jellyfish - textile 20cm x 35cm
Echinacea - textile 20cm x 20cm
Psamanthe - textile 50cm x 60cm
Galateia - textile 50cm x 45cm
Thaleia - textile 45cm x 55cm
Speio - textile 25cm x 40cm
Halimede - textile 40cm x 45cm
Pod II - from a series of 5. Manipulated textiles, approximately 20cm x 20cm.