Verbo-visual artist, researcher, natural dyer, textile and book arts
At the fore-edge of the book, art and cloth become poetry…
My work examines transversal points between art and language using semantic potential of cloth, and book form - as an idea. Global cultural connection is perpetuated through heritage natural dyeing, timeless value of the handcrafted. Artistic inquiry through textile realm offers tactile alphabets reflecting complexity of humanness and nature. Emotionally invested, whimsical book sculptures invite the viewer to reflect on universal questions of identity, memory, imperishability of culture and hope.
Crafts Council Directory: https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/directory/elena-sparke