Transformations - Photorealism in Thread
We are so varied in our ways of understanding. Personal experiences, varying lifestyles and cultural differences fashion our ways of thinking and interpretations. Once a situation becomes a photograph, the real story has already shifted. When transferring it to textile, it changes again. Threads and colour are to a textile artist as words are to a writer and light is to a photographer.
This exhibition is about creative points of difference. It explores the imagination and creativity of acclaimed Textile Artists from Australia and New Zealand. Each was given a Reece Scannell photographic image on linen. There were no words, and the images were ambiguous. Their task was to create their own story through preferred mediums and textile applications. Each has chosen different techniques to tell their tale. Each of these works says as much about the art as it does about the artist.
As a photographer, I have worked on some amazing projects. I have been widely published and exhibited with many prestigious organizations. This has been one of the most fascinating and rewarding collections I have worked on to date.