Louise Wells, Inglewood, WA

Website: www.louisewells.com
Facebook: Louise Wells Artist
E-mail:
louise@eftdownunder.com  

Our untold or hidden stories, the ones we keep close to our hearts are often the inspiration for my work. Only through enquiry do we discover the complexity of the journey people have travelled.

Looking at the lost beauty in the ordinary has lead to more focus on the use of recycled materials, textile and non-textile, both for their suggested narrative and concerns over waste and for the environment.

I use textile techniques including dye, print, stitch and fabric manipulation and layering, often leaving raw, cut and frayed edges to create texture. My work tends to be in sections or blocks and in multiples, sometimes representing time, repetitive processes or hidden segments in our lives.

Days and Remington Keys are works from my recent solo exhibition Of Our Time – Ordinary Lives which explores three generations of maternal women in my family.

Days

Days

Retail Price: A$4900
Dimensions:  1000x100cm (H x W)
Statement:  Made from minute scraps leftover from my previous works, Days contains an ongoing timeline and travels of my own art practice. The approximately 20 000 squares, recreate the days of my life so far. As a group, they all blend together, similar though unique.
Photographer: Josh Wells

Remington Keys

Remington Keys

Retail Price: A$165 each
Dimensions:  15 x 15cm each (H x W)
Statement: ‘Remington Keys’ is taken from the typewritter brand my mother learnt to type with in high school. These keys show the structure of life, bound by society’s conventions, order, and acceptance of those rules imposed upon women.  The work employs vintage fabrics and op shop ties.
Photographer: Josh Wells