Felicity Borwick


My work is inspired by personal life experiences, as well as by the people and things around me. I am fascinated with how the strands of people's lives become woven together by events. 

Through my art I respond to and process the experiences of life. Starting with research and exploration of an idea or a personal issue about which I feel passionately, I follow a journey that ends with the finished piece.  

As I go, I choose processes and material that I think will suit what I am trying to say. Recording my ideas and images with drawings, words and photographs in my sketch books, I chart the journey and clarify my thoughts.

Working by exploration, research, reflection and experimentation, I use a variety of techniques and materials.  Although I have often used felt as a medium, my current work breaks away from this.  I like to combine hand sewing and machine stitching.

Throughout my life I have felt a deep affinity with fabrics, textural surfaces and pattern.

To find out more about my work, visit my personal website
here.

Transformation

Recognising that the transformation of the landscape by the building of another major road through the precious Suffolk landscape is not progress towards protecting our environment, Felicity expresses this in these pieces of work.

To create impact Felicity has simplified images to three interconnecting elements: green fields, roads, and cycle tracks. The use of bright greens is a symbol of hope for the dominance of fields, forest, and fauna.

Building new major roads irretrievably impacts and permanently alters the environment and one of the positive impacts of the lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic was the quieter, less polluted atmosphere.

We have the opportunity to explore how we travel and make transformational changes that benefit us individually, as a community and help protect the future world. Felicity explores this in these pieces of work.