As a textile artist Terry Dunne’s work has consisted of designing and making hand woven tapestries, tufted wall hangings and experimental textile works. His tapestries tend to be made from traditional materials such as wool, cotton, linen and silk and range from very large pieces for public and corporate spaces to miniature pieces using more unusual materials, like pine needles, driftwood and willow. His work in the tufted medium are always made to commission and usually for public or corporate spaces.
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Inspired by the World of Nature
The inspiration for Dunne’s art usually comes from the world of nature, and range from studying the changing colours of a season to textural studies of local harvest fields. He is inspired by colours from plants and flowers and has woven a large series of works based on flower borders and gardens, this has been ongoing for more than fifteen years.
“My works in this exhibition have been made using willow and willow bark as the two main materials. My constructions are woven willow on a framework of bog pine root and include other found and natural materials. My memory pouches are folded and woven willow bark and pine root and capture the memory of the tree as well as a place to hold your own memories. Nature always has something new to show me, it is just a matter of making time to observe.”