Hi, I'm Gill and it's great to have you visit this page!
Fragility and Strength,Translucence
I'm a mixed media artist working with delicate materials, thin filmy layers of paper and silk, sometimes eco printed, that become resilient when exposed to the encaustic process. I love this paradox. I build up layers including monotype and photographic prints, silk and other fibres and coloured inks.
Nature inspires me. I enjoy making images that evolve as one looks at them, ... sparking associations that develop and deepen. I combine elements that wouldn't normally be seen together, creating a new entity which is meaningful to me.
Recently, I'd been building vessels and pebbles out of felt, using wool, silk and organic papers.
My latest work (and I'm passionate about it!) is Joomchi - the traditional Korean art of paper fusing. Once again I'm making a very strong textile from more delicate mulberry papers (Korean Hanji, Japanese Kozo and Nepalese Lotka). The resulting Joomchi is strong enough to form cylindrical vessels . Otherwise I explore the subtle layering process as part of a two dimensional artwork.