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Sculpture: Textile, Fabric on Other.
An original embroidery work by Belinda Marshall.
Made with thousands of stitches using beautiful quality lambswool, possum and cotton threads on cotton/linen fabric.
My embroidery works are an extension of my paintings and are inspired by abstract details in the landscape. The process of embroidery is endlessly appealing to me as it is a very tactile, meditative and slow process. The slow nature of the work means each stitch is a celebration of the lines, shapes and colours.
Statement for the latest collection of paintings and embroidery works:
The best days in the studio have me heading home seeing the real world broken down to blocks of colour for at least an hour.
I’m drawn to colour combinations and abstract shapes in the landscape and surroundings. Rather than trying to depict reality, I aim to create a beautiful atmosphere for viewers to feel and connect with.
My process is intuitive and reactive. I start with an inspired feeling rather than a plan. The first layers of the paintings are typically loose and free and the build up of layers involves reacting to the marks and resolving the composition without thoughts of tidying. Embroidery is like painting with thread, slowed right down. The works are complete when a feeling of balance is present.
© belinda marshall 2019
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection