Vlieseline Fine Art Textiles Award for Most Innovative use of Textiles, 2019
I’m delighted that Self-Avoiding Walk won the prize for Most Innovative use of Textiles. A playful response to the conundrum of, “how to make an artwork without making decisions about structure, colour and line?” Pass them on to others. With non-collaborative collaborators, ideas become the decision makers. Thank you: Rocchini and Life of Riley for your mathematical diagram of a self-avoiding walk; Pi, for being our guide; and fashion designer, Julien Macdonald for enthusing about bugle beads.
Pi’s numerical sequence leads the way along the walk, each digit represented by a specific colour.
Materials: brass curtain rings, silk thread, bugle beads, graphite rod, monofilament illusion cord
at the NEC, Birmingham