Julie james-turner

Textile Artist

Statement

The inspiration for my practice is the celebration of the diverseness of female identity, drawing from both an individual and a collective identity. By using a garment as the main vehicle for artistic expression I evoke a figure like presence, resembling a shed skin, a garment leaves a trace of the person behind.

Period clothing patterns fascinate me, using their symbolic associations as stimuli, I reinterpret them using traditional techniques and contemporary technologies to imply a narrative.