Above Image is of Louise's loom at Tate Modern courtesy of Tate Photography ©Tate (Andrew Dunkley and Seraphina Neville)
A New Zealand born Artist who has what could be described as a ‘soft engineering’ maker mindset; exploring technical inquiry, material manipulation and craftsmanship within handwoven textiles. Working to commission creating one-off pieces which explore, challenge and continually expand my creative thinking, material understanding, structure, process and making skills.
My aesthetic is of a refined subtle beauty with attention to detail of which I am particularly interested in the notion of the 'beauty in imperfection' and exploring qualities of mark making translated into textiles with a contemporary approach to design.
I also teach and believe in sharing knowledge and skills.
'Louise Anderson creates hand woven textiles that are, by any standard, outstanding: they embody material and technical understanding of the highest order. Their aesthetic qualities are exceptional, achieving a quiet, harmonious simplicity which could easily be overlooked. Her textiles are finessed through her exceptional skill, commitment and judgement.' Quote by Lesley Millar (MBE, Professor of Textile Culture & Director Anglo Japanese Textile Research Centre).