It's a Real Thing
from the Beached series
from Beached series
Nature v Manmade
from Nature v Manmade photography series
Papering The Past
from London Road Fire Station project
Anti-wrinkle or Mature Skin?
from How Do You Like Them Apples?
Nerissa Cargill Thompson encourages the viewer to stop and look closer; to consider the beauty, value and purpose in the old and discarded through photography and three-dimensional textiles.
Her work investigates how things change appearance & shape over time, not just eroding or decaying but also new layers of growth, giving interesting juxtapositions of structure and colour.
She uses old clothes and scrap materials within her work for economic & ecological sustainability, choosing fabrics that hold some significance or connection to the work.