Equilibrium explores form through plain and double weave within the constraints of a 4 shaft loom. The works look at the contradiction between the softness of the cloth and how sculptural shapes can be formed through the use of wire. The weavings invite people to closely engage, to peer in and through the pieces and experience them from different angles.
Emma Shepherd is a weaver based on the Mornington Peninsula, who graduated with a BA in Textile Design from RMIT in 2018. Emma creates process driven pieces, exploring structure and texture, and guided by an intuitive response to material. She creates work that sits at the intersection of art, craft and design, creating both functional and abstract pieces.