Hello I’m Maya, I’m from Lancaster (North West of England, near Manchester). I am new to ECA, going into year two because I studied a foundation course in art and design, and then I took a year out to work. I’ve always loved art, my grandma was really talented at Textiles and I have all her threads, beads, wool, books and embroidery passed down to me which really inspires me.
An artist who always inspires me is Shelley Rhodes, especially her sketchbooks and mixed media pieces. I have copied a link here to her website if you want to have a look http://www.shelleyrhodes.co.uk/artwork/4559639592
Working from home workwear confession. Joggers and a big warm hoodie! I will always have on fluffy socks from Primark and my hair looking grim shoved up in a bun. I will however try and make more of an effort for the meetings!
My worst tactile fabric is velvet!!! I hate the feel of it when you brush the fabric upwards. It’s like nails on a blackboard for me.
I have just moved back home for a bit so I don’t currently have a desk. I will be working on the floor for a couple days until I get myself set up with one. I do quite like working on the floor anyway, It gives me lots of space and the freedom to see everything laid out from a height if that makes sense.