“Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.” Paul Klee
I believe in the permanence of textiles, carrying peoples’ memories and experiences. My conceptual work explores the fragility of textiles, and attempts to transform this vulnerability into something permanent, catching the fabric at a moment in time and holding the memory.
Our memories shape us, constantly lingering in our subconscious. Past events, people and emotions are recalled by a snippet of text, a headline, a date, a fragment of music, transporting us back in time, locally, globally and personally. I reassemble repurposed materials, often with inherent memory, such as vintage maps, newspapers and cassette tapes, into woven structure and form. Connecting with the materials through the process, the materials are given value, integrity, depth and character; hidden moments in time are revealed. Using texture, colour and pattern, I create woven ‘paintings’ to convey an emotion, a feeling, a reaction. Each piece I weave is a journey, captured in the fabric that grows on my loom.
Some woven pieces are left in their original fragile state, simply intended to be hung as they are, vulnerable and transient; other pieces are fixed in time by setting into plaster of Paris or being framed.
© All designs and images Veronica Pock 2021