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Friday, October 20, 2006

Laura McCafferty

Laura McCafferty is a textile artist whose imagery is inspired by her travels and by people closer to home.The piece above is called At the line, and that is Laura's granny hanging her washing up. Laura works with a mixture of textile artwork such as screen print, applique, embroidery & illustration.

I love the way Laura describes her work process for Dare to be different:
“In Tokyo March 2006, I couldn’t help being caught up in the busy, yet peaceful evening rush hour. While travelling to a meeting, in rush hour, I looked across and saw a group of people, sitting in various sleepy states. Inside my floral mind I transformed their black anonymous suits into a colourful collection of Japanese inspired prints. Having been overwhelmed by the beauty of the rich kimono fabrics; I was immediately inspired to create a piece. In the following months, I drew, blew-up, shrunk down, sourced, printed, hand stitched, worried, got excited, stretched and breathed a sigh of relief...This piece is hopefully the beginning of a new and exciting period of my work; I am keen to work on large scale commissions for galleries, private interiors, architectural spaces and public buildings.”

Jackie and Arlo, one of a range of twelve baby cards completed for Little Dog Really Likes.

Wellys in Wales - a little piece depicting Laura and her friend, wearing their welly boots in Wales.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

these are so lovely!

4:33 AM  
Blogger Susan Schwake said...

these are completely enchanting.

6:29 AM  
Blogger Abigail A. Percy said...

am loving wellies right now....!!

4:08 PM  

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