Eliot’s portraits are architectural 3D constructions. The images he produces are constructed by hand stitching and knotting strands of wool together creating texture and shade. His pieces literally grow to life as he tangles the fibres together. Eliot focuses on isolated features of each of his subjects. He gives the viewer just enough clues about the sitter to allow the observer to have a strong opinion about their personality. Up close his pieces look like precious samples of bizarre tapestry, a fascinating mixture of random knots and textures in all different directions, but from a distance the images magically pull into clear focus and take on a surprisingly accurate photographic detail.
Private view 18th June 6-9 pm
Exhibition 19th June – 30th July