Mouse in the House: Created From Fragments of Stuff and MemoriesFrancescaPalange
Mouse in the House is the product of my noisy brain and an overactive imagination. The ever-growing mischief of mice reside behind the house walls and are collectors of treasure, eaters of cheese, painstakingly created from fragments of stuff and memories, scraps of fabric, pieces of broken things, lost buttons and forgotten moments…
I’ve always had a fascination with stories, histories, early stop-frame animations and I collect profusely. I work with salvaged fragments of fabric, paper, wood and metal, with which I aim to fire up the imagination and encourage audiences of all ages to engage playfully with my work.
After initially training as Theatre Designer, and working for several years in the Art education sector, I use these experiences to inspire and create my mixed-media textile sculptures from found and salvaged materials; creating new meanings and objects from discarded objects.
Working from this ever-growing collection of discarded objects, fragments and pieces, every aspect of my mixed-media sculptures is reclaimed, recycled, salvaged or upcycled.
I intentionally use slow low-tech processes to hand-make each sculpture using my own techniques developed from my scale model-making process as a Theatre Designer.
I actively welcome commissions, creating personalised, individual pieces is an important part of my work.
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