Nao Fukumoto - Textiles

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Nao is creating shawls and wall hangings using the same skills inspired from traditional Japanese weaving. She is always thinking about how to make beautiful cloth by hand, considering materials as an artwork.

By using natural dyes and hand waving, means that every piece she creates has subtle variation in colour and pattern that ensure no two pieces are exactly same.

Finding inspiration in natural forms, pattern and colour, through objects like pebbles, shells and bark that embody the landscape we inhabit, studying the way they are assembled and translates this into the language of the wrap and weft, their story becoming the vertical and horizontal interplay, creating a motif that is both simple to understand and complex in its endless variation.

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