Fragility and Strength
I'm a mixed media artist working with delicate materials, thin filmy layers of paper and silk, sometimes eco printed, that become resilient when exposed to the encaustic or felting process. I love this paradox. I build up layers including monotype and photographic prints, fibres and coloured inks.
Nature inspires me. I enjoy making images that evolve as one looks at them, ... sparking associations that develop and deepen. I combine elements that wouldn't normally be seen together, creating a new entity which is meaningful to me.
Somehow, one process leads to another. Recently, I've been working with Joomchi, sometimes turning my hand made paper into vessels but these days I'm stitching pieces together to make wall hangings.
During lockdown I felted pebble shapes as well as vessels out of wool, silk and mulberry paper. I've also made mixed media cuffs that are lightweight and flexible. I have an online cuff shop on my website, gillcohn.com.au
128 Clyde St