Intrigued by a certain energy in a space or composition – be it an urban or rural landscape, caught by a block of colour, a particular structure, a subtle shadow, a sense of place or unspoken energy, Dionne creates her inspired pieces.
“Several years ago when I moved into a new studio my work took a particular turn to a more painterly direction. Since then I’ve focused my time, drawing the landscape then exploring stitch and thread qualities as a drawing medium. I sew with energy, speed and vitality. I race and run away with myself losing hours in front of my machine.
I mix colour on the surface of the cloth – I like to think of it as tactile pointillism : blending thread colours and tones as the stitches entwine. Often I’ll build up multiple layers of thread giving a dense matted surface where the cloth has been smothered and stitches command attention.”
I want to offer energetic and intense embroidery that challenges traditional parameters.
Dionne will be exhibiting at:-