Bethany Walker is a mixed media artist known for her unusual combinations of cement and textiles. The contrasting materials create captivating tactile pieces creates entirely by hand.
“Ruffled textiles soften concrete whilst concrete brings a masculine edge to the delicate, feminine fabrics.”
Each piece is unique in both shape and colour. Her work investigates the urban environment, taking inspiration from every day things that most people overlook. She gives examples of some of these on her website which include weathered billboards and smashed windows.
Interested in apposing materials I am currently experimenting with fabric and industrial substrates. Bethany Walker has given me lots of ideas of how I could trap the unconventional items like sponge, leather and paper in materials like concrete, jesmonite and resin.
I like the idea that her work gives a renewed appreciation to the materials involved.