Torn Bars . 2017 . bog oak dye on cotton 

Torn Bars . 2017 . bog oak dye on cotton 

Raised Ground . 2017 . london clay and oak on cotton 

Raised Ground . 2017 . london clay and oak on cotton 

Iron Sign . 2017 . chestnut and iron dye on cotton

Iron Sign . 2017 . chestnut and iron dye on cotton

Through minimal use of colour and paired back structure our large wall based works explore a deep connection to our sense of place. Referencing familiar architectural motifs such as bars, grids and drawn lines, patchwork is used to construct broken compositions that illustrate the failed or fractured in both our built and natural surroundings. The act of piecing together these compositions is a direct way for us to navigate the conflicts of living and working in a city while retaining the need for a place of solitude and escape. Working with natural dyes affords a subtlety of colour that resonates with our use of negative space to create a sense of stillness and reflection. Working solely with wood tannins and earth to produce a restrained palette of muted greys and browns, the colours used are inherent to our identity and connection to surrounding landscape. Through abstraction, both in composition and colour, these pieces look to evoke a strong emotional response to the constructed, cerebral spaces that occupy the neutral ground.

 
Broken Bars . 2016 . oak dye on cotton . 160cm x 190cm  

Broken Bars . 2016 . oak dye on cotton . 160cm x 190cm

 

Offset Lattice . 2016 . oak and iron dye on cotton . 160cm x 190cm

Offset Lattice . 2016 . oak and iron dye on cotton . 160cm x 190cm