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Crashing Wave, a unique hand stitched textile sculpture created from silk fibres evoking memories of stormy oceans. Shades of blues, turquoise, greys and green silk fibres have been skilfully combined and innovatively sculpted to create those colours we see in crashing waves forcefully coming to the shore. The swirling lines of delicate hand embroidery emphasise the strong movements of the tides during a storm.


Inspired by memories of the sea, Crashing Wave reflects the essence of the sea through the chosen materials. The sea is made up of tiny droplets of water; alone they are weak and unassuming, yet combined together to make up the vast sea they are strong and awe-inspiring. Silk fibres were chosen to create this work as they reference this exceptionally well. Each individual silk fibre is similar to the hair on your head; very fine and prone to breakage; yet combined in this way they are surprisingly strong.


- silk fibre sculpture with hand embroidery

- inspired by memories of stormy seas

- free standing artwork

- created with luxurious, innovative materials


Crashing Wave is an intriguing piece of textile art; it looks so delicate and the paper feel to it suggests that, yet it is relatively hard wearing. Each time it is viewed something new and interesting is seen; a different line of hand embroidery or the light catching on something new. It is designed for those who enjoy stormy seas, and would love a piece of the sea in their home - surfers, walkers, those who love sailing or who have married on the beach. Designed as a free standing piece of artwork, ready to be displayed in your home, making a perfect conversational statement piece of art.


Due to the techniques and materials used Crashing Wave is a unique piece of art; it is impossible to recreate an exact replica. Perfect to be displayed in any room of the home, except for bathrooms or wet rooms.


Crashing Wave will be carefully packaged to arrive in perfect condition, collection from Saltburn by the Sea or events I am attending is welcomed. First class postage to the UK mainland is included in the cost of all artwork. For delivery to other areas please contact me for a postage cost. For more information about the packaging of textile artwork or advice on how to care for textile artwork please see the frequently asked questions page here.


Crashing Wave measures approximately 53 centimetres in length, 27 centimetres wide and 5 centimetres high at the widest points. Part of the Coastal Memories Collection, there are other complementary pieces of artwork available here.

Crashing Wave

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