Wednesday 2 November 2016

Julie El French - Artist

Julie El French

Using the sewing machine as a tool for continuous line drawing, my work explores
movement and texture with often unpredictable outcomes, which have been likened to
ink illustration.

My current work has a focus on the wild side of nature and dance, each piece is unique and one off. 

The speed and capricious nature of the sewing machine, when used in this unconventional way reflects characteristics of the subjects. 

Using reclaimed fabric, paper and handmade felt opens new opportunities to discover how the stitched marks respond to different surfaces, pulling or embossing a piece of work in sympathy with the surface.

Threads are purposely left loose over or around the image to allow the illusion of more depth and movement.

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