MA Textile Design
My work focusses on an ethereal narrative-driven approach. Identity and cultural preservation are inspired by relatives who descend from a line of traditional Romanian weavers. Fusing my British and Romanian heritage, I connect certain surroundings to my craft. Taking stock of different processes has pushed my soft woven work into hard sculptural forms.
Colour and surface textures are derived from important places to attach a visceral sense of place. Reflections into the traditional Romanian wall-carpet are found through the use of durable, economical materials. These insulating properties would be found within an interior context. Each piece is purposed to age with the user, growing old with the fabric. My woven textiles lends itself to print design and sculpture due to the slow processes and flexibility of their structures. I use these platforms to express designing with greater narrative stamina across multiple disciplines.
Winner of the Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence