2-13 August 2005
Depot II Gallery, Danks Street
My passion is to examine the wear and tear of nature and humans as they leave traces of their passage. I love to gather generally unnoticed patches of scratches, corrosion, rust, nicks, dents, holes and tears in materials and objects that may also be (dis)coloured and shaped from weathering and the incidental and accidental marks of people now moved on.
Equally important are the images created in nature's cycle of decay as they portray the passing of time.
I enlarge these often very small but intensely rich images to a point where the texture and the colour can easily be seen and appreciated in a more comfortable setting.
In my textile work I aim to use stitch and dye as a visual record keeping technique. Stitch has a unique .mark making quality Sue draws and paints her dye on to hemp fabric which has its own beautiful quality and then uses hand and machine stitch to define, layer, accentuate and texture the pieces which can be displayed as a wall hanging or stretched and/or framed.
I am in love with photography and contemporary digital techniques including the giclee printing of images on to creamy thick water colour paper. Available framed or unframed these prints vibrate with intensity.