Recently, I was interviewed by the lovely people at TextileArtist.org. They asked me about how I got into textiles, my working process, and what inspires me. Called 'To construct and deconstruct', here's a little glimpse at what got said!
TextileArtist.org: What initially captured your imagination about textile art?
Christina Hesford: Of all the arts, textile art drew me in because it is tangible. Textiles are about tactility, about the physical relationship between our bodies and what we experience through touch.
I realised quite quickly as an artist that every material we have a relationship with is in some way a textile, from granite to silk, from the wind to latex, which makes textiles a very free and exciting place to work!
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