Liz Valenti

I make clothes and related subjects in 3D paper collage using an extensive range of papers of different types and qualities from discarded waste to specialist types.

I manipulate paper by breaking down the surface to resemble the character of cloth. Presentation within the frame reflects my interest in creative window dressing. All my work is presented in box frames.

Research is important to me and I use a personal archive of photographs taken in museums, exhibitions and stores as reference. I am interested in the decorative arts, architecture, ceramics, glass and textiles.