Felicity is extremely excited about the idea of combining embroidery with her signature abstracted painting style, where she is keen to explore the ways in which these delicate and small scale sewn works could be transposed to large canvases, using further cropping and large blocks of colourful thread to further distort or abstract the ‘explicit’ nature of the original image.
She ultimately hopes that the medium of these pieces will create further dialogue for the viewer in how they respond to the figure – and particularly the female nude – within contemporary art. She also believe that the process of these works can address how the immediacy and availability of figurative imagery – through social media, mainstream pornography and image sharing apps like Snapchat – is called into question when the same imagery is recreated through a laborious technique such as embroidery.
Medium: Embroidery on reclaimed paper
Size: 18.5 x 24.5cm
View more of Felicity's work here.