Mary-Anne makes original 3D sculptural forms involving swirling rhythm and circular movement.
Mary-Anne's series of work explores the concept of rhythm which is developed around notions of strength, movement and tension through her manipulation of paper, fabric and thread. She repeats the substance and process in her investigation of rhythm and all the works include aspects of stitching, weaving, folding, joining, tying or pleating.
The contrast between organic and man-made is central to Mary-Anne's aesthetic. It is a means by which to engage the idea of opposites by bringing together the contained and uncontrolled, the measured and accidental, which creates tension that does not jar by instead creates a gentle harmony.
Mary-Anne has work selected for touring exhibitions nationally and internationally and exhibits regularly in the U.K. Mary-Anne undertakes commissions.
Alongside her 3D textiles Mary-Anne has a Millinery business and specialises in Ladies headwear for any occasion. Her designs are much in demand and she relishes in bringing her textiles techniques into her headwear.
The 62 Group is an artist led organisation of which Mary-Anne is a member.
They aim to incorporate and challenge the boundaries of textile practice through an ambitious and innovative annual program of exhibitions.
The society promotes and supports the work of creative thinkers, designers and makers who continue to innovate in the crafts through their exploration of materials and skills.
We give a voice to beautiful, challenging and exciting work that is different from the traditional Fine Arts.