Eight panels in total, each 30cm x 120cm. Made from old clothing and textile remnants gathered in India imprinted with images of plants and natural forms.
Cas produces artworks for public and private spaces and is represented in major collections including Arts Council England, Museum of Art and Design New York and the Embroiderer's Guild. Working on collaborations with the community is an important part of her practice and this is reflected in her publications which include ‘Stitch Stories’ (2015) and the seminal 'The Found Object in Textile Art' (2010). Cas says : “I like to use discarded items, waste material no longer considered useful. My work is informed by personal experience, places visited, stories of my Romany grandmother, old and forgotten textiles. Recycled materials and waste have a history’. These I break down, tear, and cut, until they are re-assembled to create something more meaningful. Fragments and layers mark the passing of time, the rituals of making (cutting paper, gathering materials, sewing) acting as part of the narrative of the work. My grandmother taught me to look at the world and to take responsibility for what we do and how we work. We co-exist as part of this world and I believe ethically, human rights extend to having a clean, safe environment to work and live in, and to share in the responsibility for its protection. All people need access to light, good water and fresh air. Our clothing needs to be made sustainably, not adding to land fill and demanding as much from the land as it does from the makers.”