Artist statement

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 is obsessed with waste and uses old clothes & scrap materials within her work for economic & ecological sustainability, choosing fabrics that hold some significance or connection to the work.