Nerissa Cargill Thompson

textiles and mixed media sculpture
This artist is open to commissions.
Nerissa’s work investigates change over time, not just eroding or decaying but new layers of growth, giving juxtapositions of structure and colour. Recent work highlights the issue of plastic pollution and the permanence of disposables through sculptures that combine embellished textiles and cement cast in plastic waste, inviting us to consider the packaging that we use and discard on a daily basis; objects that are so lightweight and seem so insignificant that we barely notice them. The concrete gives a sense of the legacy of this waste and the naturally inspired textures emphasise the way it becomes subsumed into the natural world around us. She creates coastal inspired textures using a combination of embellishing and embroidery; blending a variety of recycled fabrics to create subtle variations in tone. These are stitched inside waste plastic to cast true to life pieces with the concrete giving a distinct contrast between the manmade structure of the packaging and the soft natural textures of the textiles.
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