Sue Hiley Harris creates three-dimensional woven sculpture suitable for public buildings as well as small-scale pieces for domestic settings. She responds to ideas, shapes and geometry in nature and in life. The concepts for these structures are meticulously worked out yet they have emotional connotations and impact. They bring together pervasive themes in her life and art: encompassing the study of fine art, a fascination with geometry, an abiding interest in science and the environment, a deep understanding of the structure of yarn and the practice of weaving.
Sue studied fine art in Brisbane, Australia where she was born and brought up, and learnt to spin and weave after she moved to Britain in her mid-twenties. The Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons on the eastern border of Wales have been her chosen home for over thirty years.
She has exhibited widely internationally and was awarded a major Creative Wales Award by the Arts Council of Wales in 2013.
My sculpture is handwoven and concerned with space, line, interval and texture as well as with the properties of the materials used. Material, structure and form are inter-dependent. The forms are often built on geometric shapes, repeated or as multiple parts of a complete work.