Out of Gridlock



Janet Pullen
Out of Gridlock

Hand Embroidery:
silk, cotton and wool threads on linen and cotton fabrics, leather and applied wire

Dimensions: 52 x 52 cm
Price: £250

Artist Statement

The featured grids are formed by a variety of techniques: piecing and patching of various fabrics to build up layers and to create depth; weaving threads and wire; and using stitch for mark-making of lines and blocks. Areas of intense stitching stabilise the cloth and change its feel and texture.

A grid may be considered a barrier or a form of containment. Distorted grids, uneven lines and frayed edges reflect a breaking away or a tension between freedom and constraint; the printed fabric areas provide visual contrast, and the orientation of the overlying motif suggests escape from the controlled structure of the grid.

Delivery fee is not included in the price.