Artist: Heather Hasthorpe, Norfolk, UK 

Letter H Half-Understood Inspiration, I made a sketchbook based on books and writing for The Sketchbook Challenge and spent a lot of time considering how meaning is conveyed through text and imagery. I have now collected a variety of printed text in different languages, most of which I cannot read! I am using these partly for their value as pattern, but also holding in mind that the meaning is obscured both by my lack of knowledge, and the fracturing that the technique produces. Technique explored I am using an image transfer method I first saw at Houston being demonstrated by Claire Benn, which I have further explored and developed following workshops with Christine Chester. I have screen printed medium to attach papers to fabric, using thermofax screens. Techniques used fabric printing on commercial cotton, image transfer using paper to voile with screen printed medium, appliqué of paper, layered with wadding and backing, machine quilted.


© 2014 Heather Hasthorpe

Hidden, 2014 Heather Hasthorpe  Hidden, 2014 Heather Hasthorpe
Hidden, 2014 Heather Hasthorpe