Pursuing my interest in invisible structures, in sculptural work X-Ray series I unveil the otherwise invisible vertical structure with a specialist weave technique I have developed.
My interest in weaving stems from the way thread, which resembles a line in its single dimension, can be woven to create two-dimensional surfaces. I push the processes I use to make work to fields I believe they have not been taken yet. In weave, once I understood the technique I became interested in investigating what is underneath the woven surface, what kind of structure is hidden beneath the sealed outer layer.
I imagined there were complex structures similar to the skeleton of the body; therefore I made the vertical warp the focal point of my work that I see as the skeleton of the woven body. I reveal and manipulate the entire vertical structure of a weaving. The use of translucent nylon monofilament ensures an unconventional appearance and distinguishes my work from traditional weavings.
I explore the effects of transparency through visual change caused by light: a performance that marks time in space as sunlight enters and gradually passes through the installation. This visual transformation tricks the eye of the viewer resulting in longer observation or the material being confused for glass or ice.
The series won the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize 2016, the Peter Collingwood Trust Award 2015, and is in the Victoria & Albert Museum collection.