The first in the series, “Being within disorder” developed from a drawing done during an art therapy session. I am often struck by the different ways people move through their lives and continue to be moved by this in my everyday life. All three pieces stem from connection as most of my work does and this work chases the threads of patterned behaviour that crash and move together through health, disorder and interaction. An ode to the broader spectrum of emotional experiences that others and myself may feel, which are captivating, consuming and potentially dull all at once.
This piece was half planned and then improvised, allowing the colours to converse with me, a playful process where you can try things out and remove them if they don’t fit.
Punch needle remains a tactile and engaging process to use to engage in the present moment and pass time thoughtfully, packed wool and fluffy edges also provide a soothing sensory experience.
The wool in this work is a combination of salvaged remnants, new balls and hand-me-downs and was punched with love and enjoyment.