Uncanny textile sculpture of people and birds. Large installations. Drawings.
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About Teresa Wilson
Based in Manchester, United Kingdom. member for 8 Years
Teresa Wilson is a visual artist based in Manchester, UK. Main practice involves hoarding and reusing old clothes and rags to make textile sculpture puppets of humans and birds. The uncanny sculptures are installed to create claustrophobic environments where private dramas take place. The work explores the space between sculpture, installation and theatre.
The sculpture heads, birds and puppets are constructed using a layering process of binding strips of cut up rags and old bedding over a wire skeleton. They are finished with layers of gesso, paint and chalk and decorated with found objects, rags and vintage fabrics.
Responding to space, the work has been installed in various unusual venues including a medieval tower, a 16th Century chapel, changing room cubicles in an empty River Island shop, volcanic caves in Turkey and Kurt Schwitters Merzbarn at Elterwater in the Lake District.