‘A Tir’ is Cornish for ‘Of Land’.
The ‘A Tir’ series pushes landscape painting beyond recognisable format. Fields of colour and texture create minimal textile works that are tactile and raw. The works are landscapes but not obviously so. Instead the pieces are, very literally, ‘Of Land’. Cornish clay, earth pigments and foraged materials are processed by hand, imbuing fabric and ceramic vessels with their pigments, mapping landscape into canvas and clay.
There is a literal stitching together of history and place in the work. The stitches that form the seams are a way of both bringing a piece together and commenting on the politics of gender, Women’s Work techniques, craftsmanship and the progression of textiles in the contemporary art world.