Linda Litchfield

Linda Litchfield
London, England
43 Byne Road, London SE26 5JF

CV: Born Nottingham, 1952. Practised as criminal lawyer from 1976 to 2003.
Studied for  BA in textiles at Goldsmiths, graduating in 2007.
Recent exhibitions include:
April-May 2008, at the Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles, Deptford Town Hall Building, London SE14, “Having a Grand Time”, a solo exhibition of textile work inspired by old postcards sent from the Lincolnshire coast.
October-November 2008, Dulwich Picture Gallery Friends’ Exhibition, London SE24 (group).
November-December 2008, Kirkdale Bookshop Xmas Exhibition, London SE26 (group).
November-December 2008, Café Gallery Projects Open Exhibition, London SE16 (group).

Statement: I make art using textiles, sometimes paper. My work is inspired by what I see and hear and read, by experience and by memory.  Process is also important to me and I am particularly drawn to hand-stitching, hand-processes generally. I often incorporate text and found or recycled objects and  materials. The books I have made  have grown out of my textile practice as alternative vehicles for investigating an idea.

Seaside Postcard Books, 2008, fourteen concertina books with linen-covered hard covers in individual slip cases; hand-embroidery, original postcard inserted into and photocopied text transferred onto 300gsm fabriano; signed one-off edition; 17.2 x 22.2cm each closed, 17.2 x 131.7cm each open; £100 each, £5 UK/ £8 overseas p&p via special delivery.
CATEGORY: one-off, £50-150.