Peta Lloyd


I am a visual storyteller who creates quirky, elegant and optimistic narratives. These unique stories are often housed within a vessel.

I transform everyday ordinary stories through the skillful marriage of collected materials, folded pages, print and stitch. 

I combine these diverse materials by deconstructing, reconstructing and layering.

Layered symbols and motifs create multiple meanings.  I draw on imagery from times past, found objects and the natural world.  Motifs and symbols such as: birds, crocodiles, vessels/pods, spoons, keys and leaves appear regularly in my work.    

 

I use a range of techniques and mediums in the creation of my works: printmaking, assemblage, collage, encaustic, textiles, stitch and book forms.   I often combine two or more techniques, particularly stitch, paper and textiles.  I create work in a series or variations of a theme.  I find this keeps me fresh and open to new directions and possibilities in my work.

I gain inspiration from my collections of objects, which include everyday items, broken and time worn cast offs, natural objects, paper, textiles and found ephemera. 

 

I am fully engaged with my materials and objects during the process of creating, I respond to the materials and objects that I have at hand.  It is the materials and objects that direct me in creating their reinvention into a new narrative. 


 




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