I absolutely love this gentleman’s work and he is one of my favourite textile artists. He uses mainly recycled materials, a threadbare wedding dress, velvet curtains from an old hotel, vintage embroidered linens to create his highly detailed pieces.
In his words, “A story sewn in, woven in.”
Having no formal training myself, I love looking at work from people that just create instinctively, they have a need to produce what they see in their minds eye and there are no barriers as to how they go about this, no rules apply. To me this gives you a lot of freedom and Mr Finch epitomizes this to me.
He draws on the rich tapestry of British folklore stories, and this is reflected in the quirkiness of his work. Each piece is exquisitely sewn and his eye for colour and the smallest detail brings the insects, fungi and critters alive.
I think he sums up his work very well in this one sentence…
“Storytelling creatures for people who are also a little lost, found and forgotten…”
Thank you Mr Finch for giving me permission to use these images.