Artist Statement

Freda, an architect by training, explores in recent artwork her love of textiles, handwork and colour.  An environmentalist at heart, Freda’s love of nature and academic study of design in the natural and artificial worlds is expressed in works that incorporate found objects, antique and hand-worked textiles, image transfer, print and collage. In these works she celebrates the care and beauty of women’s traditional skills and abilities and explores the regularity of pattern contrasted with the variety of randomness in our world.  Freda also creates hand-knitted and sewn pieces that express these values.