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Sally Greaves-Lord is a textile designer whose work is in public collections in the UK, Europe, US and Japan. She has exhibited widely throughout Britain and is regularly commissioned by the Church of England and the NHS. Sally is based in North Yorkshire and is producing a new work for York Curiouser which will be sited on the historic walls near the Quilt Museum.
Of her process of thinking and creating the new work Sally says: ‘A training in textiles and a love of painting inform the core of my current practice. I am drawn to the drama of banners and textiles in an urban setting. I can imagine my banners will encourage the viewer to look more closely at both the detail and grandeur of York by echoing and amplifying its extraordinary architecture as well as the spaces between buildings.
Textiles in their various forms – flags, banners, clothes – bring a soft liveliness to a city scene. It is the lack of a static state that appeals to me. Even when there is little wind to encourage a flutter or whirl, the cloth is never absolutely still. It can offer a 'way in' to a new experience of our solid stone and brick built environment.’
Sally Greaves-Lord designs large scale textile banners. Her richly coloured, subtly textured, multi-layered abstract images are created by hand.
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