Jane O'Leary is an artist based in the UK working mainly in digital machine embroidery and surface pattern design.
Working from her own photographs, her embroideries are intensively stitched using a computerised embroidery machine, often without a background fabric, and reflect her interest in the built environment and man-made objects. Although the designs are carefully planned beforehand, she will spontaneously intervene while the machine is running to disrupt the flow and remove, adjust or repeat parts of the image. Larger works are constructed by painstakingly lining up and joining small sections of embroidery.
Jane has recently become interested in surface pattern design and is currently developing a portfolio of patterns which express her lifelong fascination with elegant symmetry, repetition and geometric shapes.
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