Over twenty five years
the defining characteristic of Vicki Ames’ work has been a sustained commitment to innovation in fine art textiles and specifically shibori and embroidery combined.
This work has been exhibited regularly with examples held private/public collections including Goldsmiths’ College, London, NMTAFE Art Collection, Perth and Wangaratta Art Gallery, Victoria and online, Scoop Edition 37 (Winter 2013.)
The underlying concept of Vicki Ames’ artwork is ‘location’ and the visual language of architectural facades, particularly the ephemeral surface qualities and how these are affected by the play of light.
Artworks are produced from drawings and photographs that are manipulated in the studio. Furthermore, traditional shibori craft skills are re-interpreted in a contemporary manner, changing scale, predicting marks and textures that might eventuate and allowing serendipity to take place with the added use of colour through dye and mark with stitch.