Michele Pouncey-Orr’s practice and methodologies are closely intertwined and represented as a ‘visual archive’
These archives of found objects, samples, discarded threads and fabrics create collections that ,when combined, inform and inspire the narrative and concepts for new work. They sit together as a collective and a body of work that intertwine and engage – this cyclical process of material, process and thought evolve as traces, textures, marks and colour combinations.Practicality and recycling is rooted at the heart of the work with a preference for traditional hand processes such as knit, stitch, bookmaking and print.
A constant work in progress, this is an expanding visual research diary where documentation, indexing and cataloging stimulate numerous possibilities and potentials. Exploring traditional archive formats of boxes, sample books and rolls wrapped with textile and tissue ensures the essence of precious materiality is present ,initiating a curiosity to unwrap, unfold, engage and explore.