Self-portrait (needle punched), 2020

By Brett Alexander

Synthetic yarn, cotton ground.

35 x 25 x 2 cm

Why ‘Punch Needle’

This work utilises a ‘punch needle’ technique. This technique is less nuanced and the coarseness of the yarn and process simplified my face into blocks of colours and outlines. I was happy that this process erased all my wrinkles!

About the Artist 

Brett has been working in textiles for many years and concurrently teaching. He has been fortunate to have travelled the world exhibiting his work, researching textile materials and techniques, teaching and participating in workshops. Brett decided to use himself as the subject as he hasn’t used his own image in his work for ages. Brett wanted to experiment with how a self-portrait would translate using different textile techniques.  


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