Mandy Forbes is a contemporary textile artist who creates inventive works that fuse needlework, found materials, vintage imagery, and fabric manipulation. This combination of materials and techniques also manages to blend contemporary themes with a sense of nostalgia. Mandy’s home studio will be open during the London Artists’ Studio Tour and visitors are invited to watch embroidery demonstrations, see finished examples of her work, and the materials and tools of her craft. On display will be embroidery work ranging from portraiture to jewelry to sculpture.
Her newest series of embroideries is based on mid-century motel postcards. The works feature rented rooms where ghostly inhabitants have taken up permanent residence, and motel landscapes that aim to be both playful and thought provoking. All welcome!