8 October – 24 November
Tactile, colourful and abstract, Elise Cakebread’s Concentric Eccentric is yarn, thread, rope and wire spiraling out of control.
Concentric Eccentric playfully explores materials such as silk, metal, linen, filament yarn and plastic through techniques such as wrapping, binding, basketry and passementerie. Intricate detail and a warped sense of scale create an exuberant investigation into materiality and technique.
Elise Cakebread is a textile-based artist and designer working across both printed and constructed textiles. Her practice is driven by experimentation and exploration within traditional textile processes and techniques. Her work focuses on the tensions created by the unusual or unexpected contrasts that emerge between materials, forms, colours, textures and scale. Through these methods she explores ideas of materiality, tactility, craft, disposability and the ornamental. These explorations across both her visual and design practices culminate as sculptural work, decorative objects, and accessories.
IMAGE Untitled by Elise Cakebread (2015) silk, cotton and copper wire, dimensions 15x20cm