Double Take 2014
A whimsical composition in which two disparate images merge to allude to the passing of time. A snapshot of some unknown children found in a family album. Their spirit lives on echoed by a graffiti image on a wall inspired by London based street artist Stik.
Materials : cotton/ linen fabric, cotton threads, fabric and acrylic paints
Techniques : hand and machine embroidery, painting
Photography : Sue Stone
Sue Stone makes work about what she knows and how it has affected her. Her work is mainly figurative, often regionalist, and usually has a partial narrative. Her inspiration, drawn from subjects both past and present, always has some connection to her own life and environment. Sue enjoys making analogies, compositions which connect people, place and time. Disparate images combine and connect past with the present and often allude to the passing of time. She spent 26 years as a clothing designer and her affinity with cloth which can be seen in the richly textured clothing of her subjects. Using a deliberately limited colour palette recent work explores texture and pattern through simple use of hand stitching. Her work is underpinned by a great belief in drawing – as a thought process, as a means of solving problems, and as a means of expression in its own right.