Claire Passmore

Juried Artist Member (JAM)


Artist Statement
The manipulation of layered geometric forms has recently become the main focus of my work. I use creases and pleats to fold and distort fabric to create 3 dimensional structures and sculptures. Exploring intuitively I stack, layer and mark fabric then join with stitch to create complex networks.

I also create flatter work, often influenced by matters of social conscience and have emotive or unsettling themes. They hold messages which are intended to promote a strong reaction.

My process is intuitive, led by ideas rather than a vision of a finished piece. By working on open-ended tasks I explore how the textiles can be manipulated and transformed into sculptured forms or wall art. I like to surprise the viewer and challenge them to question what they see, whether it be the subject of the piece that textiles have been used in unusual ways.