Helen ParrottArtist, Writer, Teacher
Concepts, processes and techniques We and our surroundings are changed and marked by the processes of living. These marks, arising from human and natural processes, are my inspiration. The bubbles momentarily visible on the beach as a wave retreats, the sand ripples left by an outgoing tide, the footpaths worn by people walking from place to place over many years and the layers of occupation seen at archaeological sites and elsewhere are all important to me and my work. Time is significant. Much of my work is hand stitched, often drawing on textile history, particularly nineteenth century North Country quilts and eighteenth century calico printing. Working with the slow and meditative processes of making textiles gives me time to reflect on marks observed, subtleties seen, the changing colours of the seasons, memories made and lives lived. More recently drawing and painting have become important to me as creative processes offering greater speed and spontaneity of expression.
|Location||Sheffield, England., Yorkshire|
|Activities||Adult education, Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops|
|Artforms / type of project||Drawing, Mixed Media, Textiles|
|Tags||textiles, stitch, drawing, mixed media, landscape, archive|
News & Events
Infinite and Various conference date in April 2015 tbc
Conference accompanying Bradford Pick and Mix exhibition. I will be presenting on my research and making of new work.
Bradford Pick and Mix exhibition 13 January -18 February,
Group exhibition of work inspired by the Bradford Textile Archive. Includes my new work, 'Nine Yards or thereabouts' based on 18 century Mary Ware notebook.