An exploration of the materiality of fabric through the print medium. How one material can be transformed through the matrix, and furthermore, the print itself.

A print-based triptych that explores the nature of fabric in its form of imprint and impression. My body of work uncovers the nature of silk forms in their ability to interact with paper and mark-making, establishing the point of contact between the body and fabric and the transferral of an impression on each other, physically and conceptually. The work particularly focuses on the variations of silk and contextualising its role in the everyday as well as historical, context cultural context, uncovering the familiarity of fabric and textile.

I have been exploring print mediums that directly engage with fabric, touch and impression—soft ground texture etch, collagraph, mono print, embossing—all techniques that create physical impressions and marks from the fabric.



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Alexandra Calabria