Au ‘corps’ du détail – Textile Art Sally Hewett (England)
” My practice centres around ideas of beauty and ugliness and the conventions that determine which is seen as which. I am interested in why some characteristics of bodies are considered beautiful and others ugly or disgusting.
My concern is with how we see things and how we interpret what we see: does my particular way of representing bodies, using fabrics and stitching (with their historical and political associations), affect how the content of the work is seen? Is it seen as ugly, disgusting, beautiful, erotic, or just funny ? “