Christine Cunningham

Christine Cunningham

Creating art from recycled materials using traditional methods (applique, patchwork, quilting) with a modern exploration into fabric manipulation and padded structure. Unusual materials include hair, plastic, rubber, metal, disintegrating fabrics and found objects. I source my treasures from carboot sales, charity shops and freecycle. Original poetry captures the essence of an experience, an emotional layering to which the viewer can relate on a personal level. I have two bodies of work. The Natural Collection explores abstract flower design and the seasons, religion, visions of India and Buddhism, childhood nostalgia and the seaside. The Womanhood Collection explores natural states of being including breast cancer, sexuality, the ageing process, anatomy, love, fragility and independence. I was inspired by my own experiences of breast cancer, both the physical brutality and fragility of living in the aftermath.

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EXPLORING 3D TEXTILES - SURFACE EMBELLISHMENT - BEADS AND SEQUINS
EXPLORING 3D TEXTILES – SURFACE EMBELLISHMENT – BEADS AND SEQUINS

  I use a wide range of beads and sequins to enhance my textiles. A…

Christine Cunningham - The eternal love of a mother and child
Beneath The Folds – Religious Icons

Religion has inspired artists throughout time such as Blake, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, Rubens. My favourite…

3D TEXTILES - CAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF A SUBJECT CAPTURED IN BUTTONS
Capturing The Essence Of A Subject In Buttons

  Buttons. I love them! I collected them as a child. My Mother used them…

3D TEXTILES - HOLLOW STRUCTURES AND SURFACE CONTOURING
3D Textiles – Hollow Structures and Surface Contouring

 3D TEXTILES – EXPLORING HOLLOW STRUCTURES AND SURFACE CONTOURING. Hollow structures can raise a contoured surface…

The hood is padded and moulded to appear naturally contoured with deep folds.
3D Textiles: Padded Structure and Surface Contouring

EXPLORING 3D TEXTILES, PADDED STRUCTURE AND SURFACE CONTOURING. As a textile artist I use the…