Michael Brennand-Wood works in particular with embroidery, pattern, lace and recently floral imagery in the form of wall pieces, as well as brooch accessories. The works are colourful, dramatic, rhythmic and possess intense detail. He explores and develops techniques, inventing many new and imaginative ways of integrating textiles with other media. His recent work, inspired by traditions of floral imagery, has incorporated computerized machine embroidery, acrylic paint, wood, glass and collage.
“I have explored the space between two and three dimensions. A defining characteristic of my work has been a sustained commitment to the conceptual synthesis of contemporary and historical sources, in particular the exploration of three-dimensional line, structure and pattern. The most innovative contemporary textiles emanate from an assured understanding of both textile technique and history.”