Ailie Snow’s works are a daily record or visual diary, carried out over a year, that use symbols and simple images to record events, feelings and emotions.
She describes her works as ‘a meditation on internal journeys, wanderings, and encounters.’ The images are stitched onto small squares of silk which has been treated and exposed to processes of natural aging and staining, rust and decomposition. In this way, she says, ‘process and medium merge’ to reflect the passage of time both in the treatment of the material and the diary theme of the overall work. Ailie Snow has a wealth of experience in the fibre realm, and has been given a number of awards for her innovative approach to using fibre.
Sandra Heffernan artist’s statement -
My own work is evolutionary moving along at an irregular pace adopting new symbolism and meaning where appropriate. Sources are both physical and metaphysical, developed from visual images, making connections between everyday events and out of the chaos creating objects of beauty. This for me is a fluid movement, a smooth expansion of ideas, thoughts and concepts.
A large part of my own evolution as an artist is about exploring the process. It is the trail of hidden and alternative routes that fire my imagination. Adapting industrial techniques to produce new technology fabrics. Exploring the layering and juxtapositions to create interesting spatial concepts.
→ Threads & Passages, 2000, exhibition card