In stark contrast to my other chosen artists, Hillary Waters Fayle produces the most intricate, detailed work, combining leaves, seed pods and other natural materials with delicate stitch and embroidery.
Hillary describes her work as follows:
“By combining these organic objects with the rich traditions of needlecraft, I bind nature and the human touch. Both tender and ruthless, this intricate stitch work communicates the idea that our relationship with the natural world is both tenuously fragile and infinitely complex”.
What I find inspiring about Fayle’s work is her attention to detail and her emotional connection with her work. It would be interesting to work on a small scale or perhaps to create larger pieces in delicate materials (sheers, fine papers) and use threads to join these larger materials.