Living Arts Centre

Textiles

“I am intrigued by the possibilities of textiles – of textures and fibres to evoke emotion. I believe that our sense of touch is one of the most powerful and profound vehicles of human experience. I am drawn to materials with strong tactile qualities as metaphors through which to explore concepts such as memory, relational attachments, and cultural, family and personal narratives. I work with materials such as embroidered gampi paper, tea bags, book pages, silk, raw and hand spin wool, spun paper, and cotton. I use techniques such as smocking, free motion embroidery, hand spinning, weaving, burning and the wearing away of material. I create figurative and abstracted forms that are densely layered, much like the memories and stories with which I work.”

Noelle is a graduate of Sheridan Institute’s Crafts and Design Program (Textiles), and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Noelle’s work was selected for inclusion in the International Craft Biennale in Cheongju, South Korea, and the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.