Catriona Storey

Skeins

Over the duration of the early 20th century the boundaries between fine art and craft have gradually become blurred, moving forward from the strict confinements of the Arts and Crafts movement, through to the progressive ways of the Bauhaus. In recent years there has been a resurgence of making and craft in response to technology, with society wanting to retain the knowledge of traditional art forms for future generations. My practice explores the relationship between contemporary fine art and craft, looking in particular at how craft can often be solely associated with the domestic – it is seen more so as a functional form of design rather than fine art. Taking inspiration from leading textile artists such as Sheila Hicks and Anni Albers, the aim of this body of work is to challenge this stereotype, and present the medium of weaving in a contemporary art setting.

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