Second-hand knitwear and blankets are cut, reconfigured and hand-stitched into a composition establishing a symbiotic relationship between colour, texture, and pattern. The recycled materials come imbued with history linked to the body, cloth, identity, memory and sustainability. A hint of narrative is embedded with the inclusion of a vintage clothing label. This work transforms the intimate and familiar into a synthesis of soft fabric and hard-edged abstraction, challenging our perception of textile use in contemporary practice.
Christina Newberry is an interdisciplinary Sydney based artist whose work includes collage, sculpture, embroidery and award-winning wearable art. Her practice embraces sustainability through the use of found and recycled materials which she reinterprets and transforms using skills such as deconstruction/reconstruction, assemblage and hand embroidery. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally, including Europe, United States and New Zealand.
repurposed wool blankets and knitwear, thread
Image top: Christina Newberry, MAM'SELLE, 2022, Photo: Courtesy of the artist