In October we welcome Coolamon artist, Marita Macklin to the Window Gallery. With a life long passion for embroidery, Marita’s works depict delicate botanical forms and microscopic life.
Marita has a passion for embroidery and textiles. A keen sewer since the age of six, Marita followed through her life long passion, graduating with a BA and Master of Art’s Practice in Fine Art ( textiles). Through her works, Marita explores the tactile qualities of embroidered surfaces, creating a rich variety of fabrics and forms.
In conjunction with hand embroidery Marita uses antique embroidery machines in a technique know as free-motion or hand guided machine embroidery. The machines Marita most commonly uses are the Singer ‘Irish’ 107W102 from the 1930’s and the Cornely LG from the 1920’s. Using the machines to draw and paint with stitch Marita explores the tactile qualities of textiles, creating rich dimensional surfaces.
“Much of my artistic work is based on the premise of looking closer at the natural world. Creating rich surfaces based on microscopic life as well as exploring botanic forms. Using the textures and tactile qualities of embroidery and textiles to find new ways of examining these themes”. – Marita Macklin.
These works and many others are available for purchase. Contact the artist on 0406974341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information