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needs of a textile wall artist working in natural fabrics and fibres. “I need to celebrate what we take from nature and reconnect it back to nature for others to also celebrate and respect”. This helps you guide the viewer’s perception of your work. You want them to look back at it after reading the statement and track your experience.


Step 2: Creating a message or statement around these values to evoke an emotion.


The same textile wall artist’s went onto express, “I delight in the feel and versatility of natural fabrics, I can fold, stretch, stitch and twist textures and colours to create the landscapes from where they originally came.”


Before you complete your maker’s statement ask your viewers “What do you see and feel when you look at a particular piece of work?” A client who crafted fairy houses from hollow trees, asked a viewer the same question, the reply she got back


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