After obtaining her degree Cas Holmes received awards to study paper and textiles in Japan and India. Exhibiting and working internationally on community and educational projects she develops an individual response to process and ideas. She is a supporter of environmental projects such as Plantlife
This on line interview by Textileartist gives an insight into her community practice. Recent projects include an exhibition of her work ‘Stitch Stories’ at the Visions Art Museum , San Diego and guest exhibition at the Quiltfestival, Luxembourg. he is currently working on an exhibition in the Netherlands in 2017. A tutor at West Dean college she also speaks and runs mixed media workshops/projects for guilds and groups in the UK and abroad. You can read her biography on Axisweb.
We live in a world where the line between human and nature is often drawn with a definitive thick black marker. We have our world and they have theirs. There is urban and there is wilderness, human society and the lack of it, but that is rarely how it is in reality. The real world is full of complexity, of a strong and binding interconnection between human and natural environments. Cas often finds this interconnection in the fragile world of the in-between, literally at the places where nature and urban meet, such as gutters, the edge of agricultural field systems, domestic gardens, old industrial land. These are the places where weeds are rampant and the man-made lies half-forgotten.
For all enquiries regarding commissions, projects or to arrange a visit to her studio contact Cas via the contact form on this website.
The artist and her space by Maidstone photographer Richard Torble
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