Charlee Carthew-De Looze

(she, her)

Thin Skin

Thin Skin
photographic print on cotton satin
400 x 120 x 60 cm

Charlee Carthew-De Looze

(she, her)

Charlee Carthew-de Looze is a Brisbane (Meanjin) based artist, whose practice aims to recontextualise domestic textiles whilst exploring personal memory. Her utilisation of text investigates personal and collective emotions through a focus on processes such as sewing, mending, embroidery and textile installation. This recontextualisation seeks to examine how domestic textiles can be considered within the fine art canon and engage with historical feminist narratives. Charlee’s use of textiles also draws on personal memory of her grandmother’s textile practices, as well as being taught to sew as a child by both her mother and grandmother. Self-portraiture plays an integral role, reclaiming representation of the female body and acknowledging the fundamental tactile connection between the human form and textiles.