Playing with rug hooking and mixed media collage, 'Conscious Craft' explores how making with our hands can restore our sense of self, stimulating creativity and mindfulness.
Captured from life at home, simple tokens of joy are abstracted into naïve fantasy with vibrant colour, exaggerated texture, and playful shapes. Manipulating with hand touch, paper and textiles are embroidered and marked, collaging gestural motifs to inform sensory rug hooked art. Individual punch needle stitches are pulled to sprout fringe, contoured forms, and spirited rainbow embroidery from a monks cloth canvas. Fluffy loops of cotton and wool bring to life crazy cats, garden plants, and self-reflections, creating an incredibly personal wall hanging collection that ignites happiness and imagination.
Georgia is a fibre artist and craft maker, graduating with a Bachelor of Textiles (Design) from RMIT. Out of her colourful studio, she aspires to develop her own
designer-maker business to share craft with her community and create joyful fibre art for gallery showcase.
Georgia is motivated and inspired by the restorative power of hand making and embedding the self into meaningful creation through craft practice. Manipulating with hand touch, she pushes the boundaries of rug hooking and mixed media collage, producing incredibly personal artwork that reflects on her emotion and surroundings. Material play ignites her creativity and imagination, bringing naïve fantasy with vibrant colour, exaggerated texture and playful shapes.
Making for happiness is key to Georgia’s passion driven process, intuitively selecting bold neons and rich whimsical hues in natural fibres and mark-making materials. Motif and composition are explored in dimensional collage to inform sensory rug hooked art, created by looping fluffy fibres with an Oxford punch needle onto stretched monks cloth.