I have a passionate interest in the natural world and my work is a response to experiencing familiar landscapes and paying attention. I record objects, happenings, sounds and textures that I have noticed in the environment around me through stitch, drawing and photography.
Cloth is at the centre of my practice and I enjoy the process of making and constructing with it. I often experiment with non-traditional materials such as salt, wax and bitumen to change the natural qualities of cloth and to push the boundaries of this pliable material. My work is not just for the seeing sense but also recalls touch and hearing. Contained within it are notations of sound, textures and surfaces that encourage touch and ideas of materials and process. I am trying to say ‘Look what I have noticed. What do you think? What does it mean to you?’
My practice aims to present a multi-sensory interpretation of my surroundings – one that can be seen, touched and heard.
Visit my blog at www.debbielyddon.wordpress.com
My email address is email@example.com
My Blurb book http://www.blurb.com/books/2533276
Read my article 'Caught by the Tide' at http://www.textileartist.org/responding-to-environment/