KELLIE TITCHENER : TRANSLATION
Dimensions: Ribbon 1: 76 x 14 x 13 cm | Ribbon 2: 88 x 6 cm
Materials: Hand dyed monofilament fishing wire
Through her work Kellie explores the physical properties and structures of knitted textiles, while enjoying the incorporation of experimental materials and techniques. Her interests lie in exploring the different perspectives of various themes, and she revels in the challenge of representing this exploration through material response. It fascinates her how audiences interact with art and she aims to create works which will be experienced differently by different people. Through play and discovery, Kellie aims to evoke strong, tangible, sensory experiences for her audiences.
Kellie was initially drawn to the experimental weavings of Amelia Uden because she (Kellie) saw the potential to translate unfamiliar processes from the medium of weave to her own parallel medium of knit. Kellie firmly believes that makers intuitively understand one another’s practices through translation to their own craft ‘language’. Uden’s ‘Wave-Length’ series was a study of how different structures in weave could create different responses, even while using the same colour palettes and material. Kellie’s response through knit was to create a series of ribbons using the same material and colour palettes – thus reinterpreting Uden’s work into the medium of knit.