Jane Arthur — Textile artist
I am drawn to edges and borders, water, stones, lichen and ice, using pattern and texture to explore a particular time and place. I’m fascinated by how a simple line of stitches can create meaning. I like to use layers, bringing together fabric, paint and stitch, reusing, reclaiming and mark making.
Trips to Antarctica in 2002 and 2020 continue to be a major creative influence in my work, the limited colour palette, patterns in water, land and ice, not to mention the penguins!
I am also interested in the transference of memory through fabric, reusing and recycling textiles inherited from family, donated by friends, passed on or a chance find that resonates with what I’m working on.www.facebook.com/JATextileArt