Memory is an Interpretation
Originally from Belfast, Ireland, Rebecca moved to Leeds in 2012 to partake in the UAL Foundation Diploma at Leeds College of Art before moving to Manchester and graduating from Manchester School of Art in 2016 with a degree in Fashion.
Taking the term ‘fashion’ loosely, Rebecca explores experimental ways of pattern cutting, taking fabric and ‘removing painful memories’ before creating textile sculptures that hang from the ceiling, giving the viewer a 360-degree view.
Rebecca is fascinated in neuroscience and as a musician herself explores the relationship between music, memory and the brain. Rebecca combines scientific research on the brain; theme’s including Alzheimer’s, brain injury, music’s effect on the brain and synaesthesia, with the textures within the erosion of geology to inform her experimental textile art.
Rebecca encourages freedom and the possibility of mistakes in her expressive method of painting, experimenting with unusual forms of mixed media to portray her concept whilst playing with the idea of scale. Over eighty meters of fabric was painted whilst creating ‘Memory is an Interpretation’, a recent body of work, featuring intricately beaded patterns.
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