Cecilia Charlton, ArtMaze Magazine

ArtMaze Magazine, September 1, 2020

Cecilia Charlton's work stems from her passion for textiles. Within her universe, she hops between the planets of craft, abstraction, painting, and folk art to create vibrant, highly-patterned textile works that complicate traditional notions of the medium. Shape-shifting like an octopus - her spirit animal - her work appears with a visual flickering as the forms simultaneously complete and confuse, and the colours confound and complement. Building on a varied and adventurous personal history, she explores the outer reaches of formalism while also investigating topics that are deeply personal such as mortality, drug use, sexuality, family relationships, and mental health.