Liz Arnold wafta twenty five + image

Techniques: Stitching, fabric manipulation
Materials: Fly screen, cotton perle thread
Dimensions (cms): H – 12, W – 60, D – 60
Photographer: Russ Arnold

Offcuts of fly screen found at a recycling centre piqued my interest. I immediately saw many potential uses for this mundane material. Noticing patterns forming when the screens were stacked led me to explore deliberate layering and sculptural forms to exploit the moiré effects.

I use various techniques, including stitching, painting, drawing and printing to create. My work expresses my concerns about the future of the environment and the effects of climate change due to human actions. On a personal level I am concerned with my own vulnerability and the passing of time.

Wafta twentyFIVE + crossover
on-line catalogue

includes essay by Erin Coates, Wafta history, images and statements from artists on the 42 art-works exhibited

wafta exhibition catalogue