Natalie Steventon’s work, Pointed Words, explores the link between writing and sewing, stitch and word. These two elements are used alongside each other and layered. The aim is to show the differences between facial expressions and verbal communication – how they can convey different meanings or messages, even when communicated alongside one another. Limiting the colour palette has allowed these two elements to remain separated; they are overlapped to create a textured cluster of faces that is almost indistinguishable – nearly overpowering the selected areas of text. By using both sides of the canvas, Steventon shows how messages can be perceived differently. The side of the work shown above focuses on the viewer’s interpretation of the faces’ expressions and what they are communicating.
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