50@50 No.2 (Detail), Dionne Swift
Dionne uses the scale, emotion and energy of Landscapes to inspire energetic drawings and textiles. The power of the elements: wind, rain, sea are translated into layers of intuitive marks: on paper and on cloth. Thread colours and textures entwine to produce a vibrant and dynamic surface with tones visually mixing and revealing themselves hence captivating and entrancing the viewer. Dionne sews as she draws, draws as she sews – using her sewing machine as a mark making tool. Embroidery need not be a slow, static meditation but lively, vibrant and effervescent.