Matthew Harris on Cloth

Here are a few of Matthew Harris‘ work on cloth. On Contemporary Applied Arts he writes this about his work:

“I have never been interested in ‘perfect’ textiles. It’s the interruption of the patterned surface which excites me. Cloth made imperfect as a result of patches, tears, darns and frayed edges held together with purely necessary stitches; these are the qualities which motivate me to make work.”

“The work is constructed from basic cotton twill dust sheet which I mark simply by dribbling dye across the surface. In order to create the effect I want, I fold, pleat and cut the cloth. Additional pieces of cloth are then trapped between the cuts and layers and held in place by hand stitching.”

Images: Courtesy of Matthew Harris.



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