Jo Lovelock - textiles
project images:

Jo Lovelock - textiles

Jo Lovelock is a textile artist and designer. There are two sides to her practice firstly, making exhibition pieces, wall hangings and wall mounted canvases and secondly designing and producing a range of hand printed interior products including cushions and traditional style bed quilts and throws.

She works predominately with a process called discharging which involves the removal of dye from black or dark coloured cloth. The colour the fabric discharges too is dependent on the dyes that are used to make up the colour and the chemicals used to discharge it.

Her inspiration is drawn from the often unappreciated beauty in the urban and industrial environments that surround us and in particular derelict and abandoned buildings as well as industrial structures like pylons, jetties and piers. She is fascinated with how the deterioration of their outer skin exposes the underlying structure of their construction and also natures reclamation of these buildings and the spaces they occupy. The marks and images she creates are often inspired by peeling paint, rusting metal, crumbling brickwork and bleached timbers. During the creation of a piece is is usually constructed and deconstructed a number of times, building up layers and then ageing and distressing them in a similar way to how a building becomes weathered by the elements.

www.jolovelock.co.uk