Carole has always been fascinated by the natural world. As a textile artist she combines drawings, thoughts and stitches to record and respond to the essence of it. The work she produces is quiet but with an inner energy that aims to engage and draw the viewer in, to notice things they may have overlooked.
Carole starts with walking and recording with quick sketches and photographs, usually her pockets are full of collected material and her mind is spinning with words and songs. Back in the studio she finds it a thrill to begin revealing the essence of her research. Energetic drawings are worked alongside monoprints and stitch samples. Stitching and constructing on paper enables her to combine all these different processes. The mark making and construction of the work is as joyful to her as the initial excitements she experiences in the ‘field’.