• Jane

We decided to repeat the idea of giving each other two artists for inspiration. I was given Maxine Sutton a textile artist who uses bold blocks of colour and detailed fine line patterns embroidered on top, and Lisa Kokin who creates artists books and textiles that reveal stories about people, places and events.

I looked at aerial photographs of the British Countryside that were taken during the heatwave during the summer of 2018. There were many places where the land was so dry and all the vegetation had died, this resulted in the outlines of buildings and structures that used to be standing there being revealed. I created a piece that showed the current geometric lines and shapes of modern day fields and the more organic lines and shapes of previous buildings or structure. I hand dyed the fabrics with natural dyes to recreate the colours of the parched countryside.