Jan
Frazer

Artwork

Textile Artist

I have worked with textiles over a number of decades, experimenting with different materials and techniques. My textile pieces now incorporate mainly linen and cotton fabrics with piecing, appliqué and stitching as the preferred techniques. The use of colour is a very important aspect of my work. My most recent work uses Reece Scannell’s screen-printed photographic textiles. These have lead me to use more thread painting and techniques.

Using the photographic textiles presents new challenges. Previously, a design for a textile piece would evolve from an idea or be inspired from something I had seen. However, with the hand screen prints, an image is presented which requires careful analysis:

  • What is the textile imagery saying to me?
  • What is the story behind the piece?
  • What are the main design elements (line, shapes etc) in the piece?
  • Should the piece be left whole or segmented?
  • What techniques will best portray the story to be told?

The final design will depend on answers to all of these questions. I have exhibited my work over the years in Australia, USA, UK and Canada, winning a number of awards in Australia and USA.

A COLLABORATION OF TEXTILE ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

On Time(s)Made

Statement: This piece presents the immutable railway station (Gare Saint Lazare) juxtaposed with the sculptured station clocks. Together, these structures modulate the never ending comings and goings - the ebb and flow of time and travelers.

Materials: Hand printed linen panel and Hand dyed cotton by Reece Scannell. Fantastico. Magnifico & King Tut Threads. Hobbs cotton batting.

Techniques: Machine pieced. Machine raw edged applique. Machine quilted.

This artwork piece presents the immutable railway station (Gare Saint Lazare) juxtaposed with the sculptured station clocks.
Cording Size: 144cm (w) by 85cm (l)
- Year Complete 2018

Artwork: The journey, Where from, Where to? No looking back as the paths of previous travellers (the ghostly figures) are followed.
Cording Size: 132cm (w) by 130cm (l)
- Year Complete 2018

Wheel Be Seeing You

Statement: The journey: Where from, Where to? No looking back as the paths of previous travellers (the ghostly figures) are followed.

Materials: Hand screen linen panel and Hand dyed cotton by Reece Scannell. So Fine Thread. Cotton batting.

Techniques: Machine pieced, Machine embroidery, machine quilted.


On Reflection

Statement: This conversion is internalized and reflected. The audience is detached and distant.

Material: Hand screen linen panel and Hand print Shot cotton by Reece Scannell. Superior Fantastico and Magnifico threads.

Techniques: Machine pieced. Free motion machine quilted. Madeira Rayon Threads. Legacy cotton batting.

Artwork: On Reflection | Artist interpretation of conversion is internalized and reflected. The audience is detached and distant.
Cording Size: 170cm (w) by 101cm (l)
- Year Completed: 2017

This artwork present an historical architectural vignette using an asynchronous color palette overlaid on a neutral-base linen hand print.
Cording Size: 112cm (w) by 74cm (l)
- Year Complete 2018

Versailles Verso

Statement: I took up the challenge to present an historical architectural vignette using an asynchronous color palette overlaid on a neutral-base linen hand print.

Materials: Hand screen linen panel and Plain linen backing by Reece Scannell. Hobbs cotton batting. Legacy stabiliser. Superior Fantastico and Magnifico threads, Maderia rayon threads, Superior So Fine threads.

Techniques: Thread painting and machine quilted.


Artwork: Enlightenment | Artist interpretation of a lady with intent. But what intent – One of guidance or dominance?
Cording Size: 153cm (w) by 158cm (l)
- Year Completed 2016

Enlightenment

Statement: A lady with intent. But what intent – One of guidance or dominance?

Material: Hand screen linen panel, Mix linen, Shot cotton by Reece Scannell. Legacy cotton batting. King Tut quilting threads.

Techniques: Machine pieced, Free motion machine quilted.


Dominatrix?

Statement: Intrigued by the surprising treatment of these classical sculptures, I tried to resolve the ambiguity caused by the juxtaposition of these figures.

Material: Hand screen printed linen panel by Reece Scannell.

Techniques Machine stitched with Superior trilobal polyester threads. Madeira rayon threads. Legacy cotton batting.

Artwork: Dominatrix ? | Artist interpretation Intrigued by the surprising treatment of these classical sculptures, I tried to resolve of ambiguity caused by the juxtaposition of these figures.
Cording Size: 78cm (w) by 72cm (l)
- Year Completed: 2016

Artwork: The Herding Cats | Artist interpretation what had they seen, or not seen, over the centuries? To capitalise on the mystic aura emanating from the eyes.
Cording Size: 143cm (w) by 118cm (l)
- Year Complete 2016

The Herding Cats

Statement: Though this fabric has an overtly feline focus, it is the cats’ eyes that are the real story!. What had they seen, or not seen, over the centuries?

Material: Hand screen printed linen panel by Reece Scannell.

Techniques: The mystic aura emanating from the eyes, they are hand embroidered with metallic threads. The bodies are machine stitched with Superior trilobal polyester threads. Madeira rayon threads. King Tut quilting thread was used for the machine quilting, with Hobbs batting.

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