23 May -11:00 am - 5:00 pm
30 Jul 2014
Textile artist Lindsay Taylor is coming to aspex from her studio located at the edge of a large forest on the Isle Of Wight, which is an ideal environment for any artist fascinated by the flora and fauna of Britain. Here is where Lindsay’s three dimensional embroidered art takes shape.
Like any creative venture that takes the natural world as its cue, Lindsay’s work is ever-evolving, and her interests change. Recent environmental issues that affect us all have started to develop within her work. Environmental degradation are harmful aspects of human activity, and a symbol of our over consumption crisis. Subjects such as climate change, dwindling native flora and fauna and overfishing have lead Lindsay to develop new thought provoking work.
“Discarded plastics washed up and collected from my local beach, now find a home amongst my embroidery. This plastic is not biodegradable, in the marine environment, it breaks down into small particles that absorb toxic chemicals, ingested by wildlife and enter our food chain.”
From flowers to hedgehogs, Lindsay uses a wide range of techniques including freehand machine and traditional hand embroidery, quilting, dyeing, moulding, painting, felting, sculpting, beading, trapunto, wiring and appliqué to create detailed sculptures.
Nature is one of Lindsay’s biggest inspirations and the native plants and flora that inhabits Britain’s woodland fascinate her.
“As an artist, each day presents me with new and wonderful creative adventures when I ask: ‘what will I make today?’ Limited only by my imagination, there appear to be only limitless possibilities!”