NuvoTerre are my visual interpretations of the natural world and cultural themes – past, present and future.
Taking influence from the complex patterning, bold colors and brilliant display of flora and fauna , I try to capture the unruly beauty of nature. From the wild meadows and mist-filled forests to the emerald rivers and the butterfly’s wing; allowing nature to speak through the cloth, as a call to spirit and connection.
My work is one of a kind. I dye much of my fabric and create shibori and textile art. I’m trying my hand at felting wool, and adding this to the texture and design, another layer of process and beauty. I use techniques of revealing and contrasting, creating depth on the surface of the human body and combine this with a modern silhouette. Each piece is built as a collage of fabric and pattern, reflecting and enhancing the body. Its form organically unfolds as I find the dialogue between the fabrics and the shapes they inspire.
Through the creation of my work, I hope to elevate art-to-wear to new heights, fusing everyday clothing with the divine magic that great art imparts. We all have the potential to be a walking, breathing human work of art.