Cas Holmes – September 16, 2019
Cas Holmes is a teacher, writer, program/exhibit manager, and conducts workshops in the UK and abroad. Her training is in Fine Art (painting and photography) and she has studied extensively in Japan and India. Her many publications include Textile Landscape 2018, ‘Stitch Stories’ 2015. The Found Object in Textile Art 2010, all from Batsford.
Cas paints, dyes, layers and stitches discarded cloth, paper and found materials. The rituals of drawing and making mark the passing of time. The history and familiarity of the worn cotton, linen and paper surfaces inform the narratives contained within her work. Her philosophy of art is summed up well by the following paragraph written by Ricë Freeman-Zachery:
“For every artist, there is the what – what they make – and there is the why – the reason they are compelled to make. And then there is the place where these two converge to make art. Cas Holmes is fascinated by these zones of convergence in the making of art as well as in the concrete world that inspires it. Her fascination is reflected in her work, both in its subject matter, which explores the intersections of the spaces life inhabits: the green spaces in urban areas, the verges of highways, the trees in a city park; and in its techniques of joining cloth and paper.”
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